|LA MUSIC BLOG|
with Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities
1/2 of LA duo talks new album & live shows
LA locals Capital Cities have burrowed their catchy ways into the heads
of thousands with the release of their hit single “Safe and Sound.”
I’m not sure if it’s the horns, the hooks, or the harmonies,
but radio stations have fallen in love with the duo and served their
music to the masses, and we’ve found ourselves humming right along.
In the midst of a huge headlining spring/summer, Sebu Simonian, one
half of Capital Cities, took some time to talk to LA Music Blog about
the whirlwind of success the group has had and looking forward.
How’s the tour going so far? Are you in Denver currently?
I saw in a previous interview that Ryan described your music as an
“antidote to the human tendency to think in apocalyptic terms,”
which is a very distinct mission statement. “Safe and Sound”
really countered that mentality. Can we expect a lot more of that in
your upcoming full-length?
You guys are local to Los Angeles, and I know Ryan moved here from
up north. Are you LA-born?
And now you’ve got two big, sold-out shows coming up at El Rey
next week in celebration of your album, which will just be released
then. Is that a surreal experience for you?
I saw your video for the Capital Cities Shuffle. What inspired you
to start that and put it out there?