Lyrics from Safe and SoundRyan Merchant found Sebu Simonian in 2008, after a search for a collaborator on Craigslist. The pair formed a composing team, and began creating material for Capital Cities in 2010. The band’s self-titled debut EP was released in June 2011 on Lazy Hooks, led by the single “Safe and Sound”. They’ve further released two smaller EPs in 2012, Safe and Sound, and Kangaroo Court, the former featuring remixes of their hit song “Safe and Sound”. After playing sold-out shows in L.A. and San Francisco, the pair took off on a mini tour of the East Coast and Canada. The duo also performed in Lima, Peru after reaching #1 on a rock station, and most recently hit the stage at this year’s SXSW.