Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Album Preview: Capital Cities - "In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery"

Los Angeles-based duo Capital Cities announced yesterday that they will be releasing their debut LP, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery via Capitol Records on June 11 of this year. Founded by two jingle writers, who met via Craigslist, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian will be previewing tracks on the road as they begin their first American outing (The Dancing With Strangers Tour) later this month.

The album takes its name from a lyric in the band's first single "Safe & Sound" which you can watch the official lyric video for below. You've probably heard clips from the track before, as it's been featured in many promotional pieces and commercials. Not a bad start for a duo that seems to be doing everything themselves, and doing it right.

The album was mixed and produced by Ryan and Sebu themselves, and features guests like Andre 3000 and Shemika Secrest on the track "Farrah Fawcett Hair". If the album is anything like the lead single, In A Tidal Wave of Mystery is sure to be one of the catchiest and well-contrived albums of the year. Check out the track listing below, as well as tour dates for the group so you can get a little taste of the album before its June 11 release.

In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery Tracklisting

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

Capital Cities – Dancing With Strangers Tour
4/23      Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 
4/24      Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
4/26      Austin, TX - Brazos Hall                                  
4/28      Houston, TX - House of Blues – Bronze Peacock (Sold Out
4/30      New Orleans, LA - House of Blues – The Parish
5/2        W. Columbia, SC - New Brooklyn Tavern
5/3        Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
5/5        Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother
5/8        Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club 
5/9        New York, NY - Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
5/10      Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts 
5/11      Albany, NY - The Bayou
5/13      Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club 
5/14      Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room @ House of Blues 

5/15      Detroit, MI - The Shelter 
5/21      Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
5/22      Aspen, CO - Belly Up
5/23      Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
5/24      Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
5/28      Vancouver, BC - Venue Live
5/29      Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/31      Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
6/1        Santa Barbara, CA - SOHo Restaurant & Music Club
6/5        Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 
6/6        Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (Sold Out)
6/7        Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (Sold Out)

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