NEW MUSIC NOW > Meet Capital Cities: Who Are You Listening to This Week?

Music 2012/06/08 17:00:00
Meet SodaHead's new favorite artist! Last week, we introduced Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. This week, we want to introduce you to Capital Cities, a Los Angeles-based indie pop band who is receiving international recognition without the help of a label. From their 2011 debut self-titled EP to their latest release, "Kangaroo Court," the group's immediatly accessable sound has been a favorite of radio stations and music bloggers.

Believe it or not, central bandmembers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian met on craigslist in 2008 through a mutual search for songwriting parters. By 2010 the duo had settled on Capital Cities, and had the project's first EP out within a year. The album's lead single, "Safe and Sound," received rave reviews and landed at the top of several independant music charts in the States and abroad.

In May, Capital Cities (now a six-piece band) released their sophomore EP, "Kangaroo Court." The title track is a catchy, danceable pop tune reminiscent of '70s psychedelia and disco, full of engaging synth affects and apropos trumpet melodies. Each instrument is well-integrated, tastefully restrained, and expertly mixed. The EP also includes a chilled-out remix of the song by Shook. Check out the original track below, and let us know what you've been listening to this week!

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