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Capital Cities debut album out TODAY!


June 4, 2013 — New York, NY — In A Tidal Wave Of MysteryCapital Cities’ debut album, was released today by Capitol Records, in partnership with Lazy Hooks. The group will make its national television debut on “Conan” this Thursday, June 6, and perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on July 10.

Produced by founders/frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian – two Los Angeles-based jingle writers who met on Craigslist  – In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery includes the multi-format radio smash “Safe and Sound,” which is Number 1 at the Modern Rock format, Top 20 at Triple A and within the Top 40 at Top 40 radio. Praised by for the way it merges “high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy,” “Safe and Sound” has already sold more than 260,000 copies and is featured on the NOW 45 compilation.

The videos that Capital Cities has made for “Safe and Sound” have more than 4 million views cumulatively. The latest – lensed by Grady Hall (Beck, Modest Mouse), a writer-director and creative director at GRAMMY®-winning Motion Theory – is being played on MTV, MTV2, Teen Nick, Fuse, Music Choice, Palladia, mtvU and MTV Hits. It can be seen here.

The New York Times’ website premiered In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery in the week leading up to is release, which also features the tracks “Kangaroo Court”, “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” and “Farrah Fawcett Hair” which features Andre 3000.  Capital Cities’ songs have been heard on “American Idol,” “TODAY” and theIron Man 3 soundtrack as well as in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car, Microsoft and more than half a dozen other spots.

Capital Cities brings its “Dancing With Strangers” headline tour home this week, playing two sold-out shows at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on June 6 and 7. All proceeds from the June 7 show will go to MusiCares and A Place Called Home. The band will also perform at numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Firefly, Summerfest and Kanrocksas.

Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

6/5        Anaheim, CA                         House of Blues                                                                    SOLD OUT

6/6        Los Angeles, CA                    El Rey Theatre                                                                     SOLD OUT

6/7          Los Angeles, CA                  El Rey Theatre                                                                     SOLD OUT

6/8          Oceanside, CA                     SPF 949 @ Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Ampitheatre

6/13        Manchester, TN                   Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/14        Miami Beach, FL                 Bardot

6/18        St Petersburg FL                   The State Theatre

6/19        Jacksonville, FL                   Jack Rabbits

6/21        Atlantic City, NJ                  The Social @ Revel Resort & Casino

6/23        Dover, DE                             Firefly Music Festival – Dover International Speedway

6/24        Lancaster, PA                       Chamelon Club

6/25        Columbus, OH                     The Basement

6/27        Milwaukee, WI                    Summerfest

6/28        Kansas City, MO                 Starlight Theatre

6/29        Chicago, IL                           Q87.7 WKQX PiQniQ

7/7          Kelowna, BC                        Keloha Festival

7/13        Philadelphia, PA                  WRFF Summer Block Party

7/31        Toronto, ON                         Edgefest

8/1          New Haven, CT                   Toad’s Place

8/2          Montreal, QC                       Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau

8/17        Sterling Heights, MI            MoPop Music Festival – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

8/25        Monterey, CA                      First City Festival – Monterey County Fairgrounds

8/30        Chicago, IL                           North Coast Music Festival

8/31        Calgary, AB                         Xfest – Fort Calgary

9/1          Edmonton, AB                     Sonic Boom Festival – Northlands Park

10/26     Las Vegas, NV                     Life Is Beautiful Festival

11/2        Los Angeles, CA                  The Greek Theatre (opening for Two Door Cinema Club)

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