|LA MUSIC BLOG|
ARTIST: CAPITAL CITIES
Step aside, “Blurred
Lines.” You too, “Get Lucky.” And I don’t want
to hear a peep out of you, “We Can’t Stop,” especially
not after that spectacle the other night. As far as I’m concerned,
LA duo Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” is the song
of the summer.
I can’t get enough of this video, a visual history of 100 years of dance set at LA’s own newly restored Los Angeles Theater. If you love it, too, then you’ll probably enjoy this making-of video as much as I did.
In A Tidal Wave of Mystery is available for purchase now. Like “Safe and Sound”? Of course you do. You’ll like the album’s second single, “Kangaroo Court,” which brings to mind my beloved Killers if they were to overdose on ’80s synthesizer.
After playing two sold-out shows at El Rey Theatre this summer, the duo will make their way back to LA’s Greek Theatre on November 2nd with Two Door Cinema Club — tickets here — in the midst of their Bright Futures tour with Fitz and the Tantrums.
Until then, I’ll be watching the “Safe and Sound” video on a loop and bitterly rueing my total lack of dance ability.