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Capital Cities’ Debut Album Out June 11th

posted April 8, 2013, 9:42 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

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Capitol Records, in partnership with Lazy Hooks will release In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, the debut album from Capital Cities, on June 11. The Los Angeles based outfit – founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist  – will be previewing songs from the album during its first-ever North American outing.The “Dancing With Strangers” tour, which will feature special guest Gold Fields, will kick off on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. Capital Cities’ May 9 show at New York City’s Irving Plaza sold out two months in advance as well two nights at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the June 7 show at the El Rey will go to MusiCares and A Place Called Home. The band, which recently appeared at Sundance, SXSW and ULTRA, will also perform at numerous festivals, including Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary. In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of Capital Cities’ Top 10 Modern Rock radio hit “Safe and Sound,” which is the album’s first single and has already been heard in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car, Microsoft and more than half a dozen other spots. hailed “Safe and Sound” as “a song that merges high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy” while Neon Goldpronounced it a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it.” The new lyric video for “Safe and Sound” can be seen here. You can also watch a live compilation of a few of their songs from the Live Nation x Skype showcase they did at SXSW. 

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The album, which is produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu is an eclectic mix of tracks that include fan favorites “Kangaroo Court” and “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo”.  The artwork is by Brazilian artist Joao Lauro Fonte who has done works for Wired, Converse and others.  OutKast’s Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest are featured on the song “Farrah Fawcett Hair.” The track also includes a narration by Frank Tavares, who is best known as the voice of NPR’s News underwriters, announcing the funding credits that are heard at the end of news programs. The track listing for In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery is as follows:

1.     Safe and Sound

2.     Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast

3.     Kangaroo Court

4.     I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo

5.     Center Stage

6.     Farrah Fawcett Hair f. Andre 3000 and Shemika Secrest. Narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR)

7.     Chartreuse

8.     Origami

9.     Lazy Lies

10.   Tell Me How to Live

11.   Chasing You f. Saseh Keshishyan

12.    Love Away

Apr 23 – Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Apr 24 – Tucson, AZ , Solar Culture
Apr 26 – Austin, TX, Stubb’s
Apr 28 – Houston, TX, Bronze Peacock
Apr 30 – New Orleans, LA, The Parish
May 03 – Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
May 05 – Virginia Beach, VA, The Jewish Mother
May 08 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
May 09 – New York, NY, Irving Plaza
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
May 11 – Albany, NY, The Bayou
May 13 – Toronto, ON, Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 14 – Cleveland, OH, Cambridge Room
May 15 – Detroit, MI, The Shelter
May 21 – Colorado Springs, CO, The Black Sheep
May 22 – Aspen, CO, Belly Up
May 23 – Fort Collins, CO, Aggie Theatre
May 24 – Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre
May 29 – Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
May 31 – Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
Jun 01 – Santa Barbara, CA, SOHo Music Club
Jun 05 – Anaheim, CA , House of Blues
Jun 06 – Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre




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