Production duo Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian make up the core of Capital Cities, an emerging LA based band that writes shamelessly catchy, intelligent electro/pop tunes. You've probably already heard their music through their day job as commercial composers for the likes of “Big Home Improvement Corporation,” “Giant Japanese Auto Maker” and “Multi-National Telecommunications Conglomerate.”
Performing as a three piece with guitarist Nick Merwin, their live show is crafted to cause "strangers to dance with each other" (campuscircle.com) and the cultured cynics to say, “that was actually pretty good.”
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Capital Cities released "Beginnings" in October, 2010 after the song was used for an ad to launch Shaw Communications' "Together Is Amazing" charity campaign.
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The song was co-produced by UK-based Napoleon a.k.a. Simon Mills of Bent.
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The beautiful artwork for "Beginnings" and "Safe and Sound" is by João Lauro Fonte.