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SET FOR JUNE 11 RELEASE CANADIAN TOUR DATES IN MAY/JULY/AUG (Toronto, ON. – 09 April 2013) – Los Angeles, CA based duo Capital Cities will release their debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company on June 11. Founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist, Capital Cities first emerged on the soundscape with Alternative Radio hit “Safe and Sound”. hailed “Safe and Sound” as “a song that merges high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy” while Neon Gold pronounced it a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it.” The new lyric video for “Safe and Sound” can be seen here. In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of the hit single, “Safe and Sound” and was produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu. The album is an eclectic mix of tracks that include fan favorites “Kangaroo Court” and “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo”. The artwork is by Brazilian artist Joao Lauro Fonte who has done works for Wired, Converse and others. OutKast’s Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest are featured on the song “Farrah Fawcett Hair”. Capital Cities will be performing songs from In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery during its first-ever North American outing, including four Canadian dates. In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery track listing:

  1. Safe and Sound
  2. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast
  3. Kangaroo Court
  4. I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo
  5. Center Stage
  6. Farrah Fawcett Hair f. Andre 3000 and Shemika Secrest. Narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR)
  7. Chartreuse
  8. Origami
  9. Lazy Lies
  10. Tell Me How to Live
  11. Chasing You f. Saseh Keshishyan
  12.  Love Away
Canadian Tour Dates 5/13      Toronto, ON                  Virgin Mobile Mod Club 5/28      Vancouver, BC              Venue Live 7/31      Toronto, ON                  Downsview Park, Edgefest 8/9        Squamish, BC               Loggers Sports Grounds, Squamish Music Festival