Who will keep you safe and sound if the sky falls down and you’re six feet underground? Straight out of LA, the band formed when the chance meeting of the frontmen, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian met via Craigslist in 2008 and began writing jingles. After two years of collaborate writing, music for commercials and advertisements, the duo formed indie pop group, Capital Cities. The following year, they released their self-titled EP under their own label, Lazy Hooks, featuring the ever so popular, Safe and Sound. The duo recruited bassist Manny Quintero, trumpet player Spencer Ludwig, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Channing Holmes for live shows, touring the U.S., Canada, and South America, sharing the stage with Chromeo, Body Language, The Knocks, and Kendrick Lamar. Their first album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, was released earlier this year, with Capital Records, charting the Billboards. It included the instant hits, I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo and Kangaroo Court.
With a slew of catchy remixes such as Pink Floyd’s Breath and Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U, Capital Cities can take a popular tune and add their own spin of electric beat and high energy to old tunes, helping them reach a variety of music lovers of all ages and genres. Similar to Passion Pit and Atlas Genius, the band offers original, high-quality songs, with upbeat programming, melody, and most importantly, passion that explodes from their music. Safe and Sound is an unusually catchy, easy song that features jammed-packed with life, addictive beats, and a unique sounds of trumpets and a vintage keyboard, making all exposed want to instantly dance. My personal favorite, Love Away, contains the same high energy and electric pop fans crave, leaving you with an uplifting message a positive energy, “Love, just love away. Just do it every day.” Capital Cities does not stop the fun there. With Farrah Fawcett Hair, they cleverly capitalize on legendary pop culture icons, such as Michael Jackson’sThriller and Farrah Fawcett’s blonde locks included in the song’s lyrics, and combines this with their notable electric pop musical style, adding no other, but the recognizable voices of robotic radio star Frank Tavares and hip hop idol, Andree 3000. Check out their unique style and stay safe and sound with Capital Cities when they share the stage with Fitz and The Tantrums and Beat Club at Madison Theater on Thursday!
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