Capital Cities

Capital Cities


Capital Cities are what would happen if Hall and Oates grew up in the 2000s listening to Phoenix and MGMT. A string of blogosphere favorites--including remixes by DiscoTech and Shook, a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Breathe' featuring an uncanny Tupac sample, and their latest anthem 'Kangaroo Court'--helped Capital Cities reach music lovers of all stripes and ages from Moscow to Jakarta to Lima to Tokyo.


Who knew an unsigned band that met on Craigslist could do so much? Dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian--jingle writers by trade--released an EP as Capital Cities in 2011. Lead single 'Safe and Sound' shot to #2 on Hype Machine, #1 on CMJ's A&R chart and #1 on South American radio with support from Nic Harcourt (KCRW), Julie Pilat (KYSR, iHeartRadio), Aaron Axelsen (KITS, Popscene), Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ), SiriusXM's Alt Nation and Pandora's SXSW Discovery Den.


Capital cities had one EP in 2011, "Capital Cities" and one EP in 2012 "Kangaroo Court."

Set List

Kangaroo Court
Center Stage
Sold My Bed
Patience Gets Us Nowhere
Love Away
Safe and Sound