Capital Cities is a group I've dug since their self-titled 2011 EP—and they're easy to like, with a sound that takes influences from Phoenix and Passion Pit, as well as some obvious 1980s influences, in an unquestionably original and new way. "Safe and Sound," now on its third and, I can assume, final video, brings together moments from a century of dance to create a mind-bending look. The duo's first album, In A Tidal Wave of Mystery, will be released June 11. New wave is back, if it ever left.
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