BIG SUNGLASSES ALL AROUND!
Capital Cities are pretty new and fresh in the music world. Meaning, their debut EP was released last June. But this band has been riding nothing but a wave of positive feedback since, and has slowly managed to COMMAND AND CONQUER the ever-fickle Hype Machine charts.
I managed to get a hold of band member (it's a duo!) Ryan Merchant for a few fast questions regarding their growing popularity, being from LA, dancing fans and what they're up to next. Being from LA sounds very exciting, I know. West coast = best coast (not the singer)
You guys are getting a lot of buzz these days! I see you all over my hype machine and last.fm. How do you feel?
Ryan: We feel ecstatic! It's amazing to watch your music organically spread across the internet and connect with people in all parts of the World. When "Safe and Sound" went to # 2 on the Hype Machine most popular chart we were blown away. All of this activity makes us want to keep writing and playing as much as possible.
Your debut EP just came out in June. What was it like putting it together?
Ryan: We spent a long time on this EP. All of the songs went through several transformations before we finished them up. It was challenging, but enjoyable. The best part about it was arriving at a cohesive sound that still incorporated so many different styles and sounds into the productions.