Capital Cities are a synth-pop duo from Los Angeles, California formed by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian afterfinding each
other on Craigslist. After three years of writing jingles and music for commercials and ad campaigns, thetwo formed Capital
Cities together and released their debut EP in 2011 under Capitol/EMI. The group began gainingexposure after they were
included on Perez Hilton's "Pop Up #1" compilation and lead single "Safe and Sound" wasused in a German Vodafone
commercial and went to #3 on the US Alternative charts. Their debut album, In a TidalWave of Mystery, was released
June 4th 2013 and included both of the group's previously released singles:"Safe and Sound" and "Kangaroo Court."