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Capital Cities

One album that I can’t get enough of lately is Capital Cities’ In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. I like these guys A LOT. And if the only song you know by them is Safe & Sound, then you need to up your game and give their whole album a listen. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing these guys through out the day when I’m at work at PacSun, as we play at least half of this album on our play list. My ultimate favorite song on the album has to be Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast. It’s so catchy, with an amazing beat. Both gentleman in the Capital Cities duo play the keyboard, and their talent for the instrument is just so evident on this song. The repetitive lyrics are so easy to get stuck in your head, and luckily this song is so enjoyable that you won’t even care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgylZphRXqA (Here’s the official video for Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast)

One thing that I really like about these guys is the fact that their vocals are on point. Some bands that focus on an electronica/dance inspired sound sometimes lack vocally. But both Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian hold their own very well vocally. Their lack of auto tuned singing is so refreshing amidst a heavy synth sound. Another song that I really like off of A Tidal Wave would have to be I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo. At one point at work, we played a remix of this song, but I didn’t know it was a remix at the time. I was so pleasantly surprised to hear the original version on the album! Honestly, this song is so good it doesn’t need remixed at all. Nothing is better than the original, as they say! Try not to sing along to this jam, I dare you! I double dare you to not add in the high pitched “I sold my bed!” in the background of the refrain 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXqqWbnboJ0 (Here’s the official video for I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo)

In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery is filled with extremely solid songs cover to cover. It always makes me super happy to hear their song Love Away in the newest Taco Bell commercials too. My favorite food combined with one of my favorite up and comers in one commercial makes for a very happy Sarah! When you listen to this album, make sure you really are listening. There’s so many fun pop culture references made through out a lot of these tracks that will be sure to make you smile to yourself when you hear them.

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Do I have any readers on here that are hip to Capital Cities? What songs do you like? What bands should I listen to next? Leave me a comment and let me know! Have a great night! -Sarah