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IN A TIDAL WAVE OF MYSTERY,
DEBUT ALBUM FROM CAPITAL CITIES,
SET FOR JUNE 4 RELEASE
BY CAPITOL RECORDS/LAZY HOOKS

LEAD SINGLE "SAFE AND SOUND" IS A TOP 10 MODERN ROCK HIT

ANDRE 3000 AND SHEMIKA SECREST GUEST ON "FARRAH FAWCETT HAIR," WHICH FEATURES NARRATION BY NPR'S FRANK TAVARES

“DANCING WITH STRANGERS” HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 23

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April 8, 2013 — New York, NY — Capitol Records, in partnership with Lazy Hooks will release In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, the debut album from Capital Cities, on June 4. The Los Angeles based outfit – founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist – will be previewing songs from the album during its first-ever North American outing.

The “Dancing With Strangers” tour, which will feature special guest Gold Fields, will kick off on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. Capital Cities’ May 9 show at New York City’s Irving Plaza sold out two months in advance as well two nights at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the June 7 show at the El Rey will go to MusiCares and A Place Called Home. The band, which recently appeared at Sundance, SXSW and ULTRA, will also perform at numerous festivals, including Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary.

In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of Capital Cities’ Top 10 Modern Rock radio hit “Safe and Sound,” which is the album’s first single and has already been heard in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car, Microsoft and more than half a dozen other spots. RollingStone.com 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.

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The album, which is produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu 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.” The track also includes a narration by Frank Tavares, who is best known as the voice of NPR’s News underwriters, announcing the funding credits that are heard at the end of news programs. The track listing for In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery is as follows:


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

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Capital Cities - Dancing With Strangers Tour  
APR    
23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
24 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
26 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
28 Houston, TX House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
30 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Parish
MAY    
2 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
3 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
5 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother
8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
11 Albany, NY The Bayou
13 Toronto, ONT Virgin Mobile Mod Club
14 Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
21 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
22 Aspen, CO Belly Up
23 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
28 Vancouver, BC Venue Live
29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
31 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spade
JUN    
1 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club
5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
14 Miami, FL Bardot
18 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
19 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit's
21 Atlantic City, NJ The Social @ Revel Resort
25 Columbus, OH The Basement
27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Additional Dates
4/27 Frisco, TX FC Dallas Stadium/Edgefest
5/4 Washington, DC RFK Stadium-Lot 9/DC 101 Chili Cook Off
5/26 Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheater/Sasquatch! Music Festival
6/23 Dover, DE Dover International Speedway/Firefly Music Festival
8/2 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau/Osheaga Music Festival
8/9 Squamish, BC Loggers Sports Grounds/Squamish Music Festival

 

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Contact: Heidi-Anne Noel, Vice President, Publicity
Capitol Music Group
212.786.8476 / heidi.anne-noel@umusic.com

Tour press: Ken Phillips
Ken Phillips Publicity Group
323.308.5912 / kpgroup@yahoo.com

For publicity materials please visit: www.emimusicpublicity.net