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Guitar and bass cover played along to a backing track of “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities from their 2013 album entitled In a Tidal Wave of Mystery.
Capital Cities is an American indie pop duo from Los Angeles, California. Formed by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, its debut EP was released on June 7, 2011, with lead single «Safe And Sound.» A subsequent single, «Kangaroo Court,» was released on May 1, 2012. The band was featured on the Pop Up #1 compilation curated by Perez Hilton that was released on August 7, 2012. The band’s song «Safe and Sound» charted at #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart. The song was also used in a German Vodafone commercial. The song «Center Stage» was featured on ESPN’s First Take where they played a short segment of the retro sounding track before going to commercial breaks.
The band’s debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery was released June 4th, 2013, via Capitol Records in partnership with Lazy Hooks. It will be the first release of new material on Capitol with a Universal Music Group catalog number and UPC. It debuted at #66 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
«Safe and Sound» was released as a digital download in the United States in February 2011 and was released in Germany on April 5, 2013. It was used in a promotional video for the Diabetes Hands Foundation’s Big Blue Test program in 2011. It was used in a German Vodafone commercial and has peaked at number 1 on the German Singles Chart. The song will be included on the duo’s debut studio album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013). It was released as a new music bonus track on the compilation album Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 in the United States. (Wikipedia, July 2013)