Capital Cities in Seattle [photo: Lydo Le]L.A. buzz duo Capital Cities, aka Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, recently performed at the Yahoo! On the Road tour's Seattle show on an epic bill with Gossip, Willy Moon, and Twenty One Pilots. There, they got the entire audience dancing with their groovy originals like "Farrah Fawcett Hair" and "Safe & Sound," as well as totally unexpected, and totally awesome, cover songs like Sinead O'Connor/Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," and Madonna "Holiday."
But before Capital Cities' Seattle dance party commenced, Yahoo! Music caught up with Ryan and Sebu in their Moore Theatre dressing room, to talk about their background writing commercial jingles; their unusual collaborators (everyone from a famous rapper to an NPR voiceover icon); and of course, everyone's favorite subject, Nutella.