|PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY|
Band of the Week: Capital Cities
By LEE PROCIDA, For At The Shore Online | Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:30 pm
They met via Craigslist.
After teaming up to make background music on commercials for companies
Their music also is far from grandiose, but that's the point.
"We're just trying
to have fun with our production and try to write different songs,"
The other half is Sebu Simonian,
and together they share songwriting and production duties, often
"It's the two of us trying to reach a consensus on every different line,"Merchant says.
What they come up with is
a mix of influences, with a healthy serving of funk and sprinklings
Their debut album, "A
Tidal Wave of Mystery,"was officially released earlier this month,
"I think our goal is
just to write music we think is really good,"Merchant says.
Learn more and hear their