Capital Cities performed in Seattle on May 26 and will be performing in Berlin on June 11 as part of the Yahoo! On the Road tour.
Partnerships born out of a Craigslist ad rarely end well, and being dubbed the “best band in Los Angeles” by Perez Hilton can be a dubious distinction -- unless you’re talking about Capital Cities.
Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, the frontmen behind the breakout pop-rock group are a success story spawned by the Internet that’s continued to blossom. The Los Angeles-based act, which boasts a five-piece live set, took both the blogosphere and the shores of California by storm with 2011’s debut of its self-titled EP -- and haven’t looked back since.
This year’s "Kangaroo Court" was a worthy follow up, and has erased any doubt that Capital Cities is more than a one-hit-wonder. Their electronic-infused pop rock represents all that is right in modern music making and makes the perfect soundscape for a day at the beach, as long as you’re ready to dance.