Capital Cities is an indie pop duo formed by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. The band is pretty new to me but they've been around for a couple of years and I found Safe & Sound on YouTube while clicking through video after video one weekend.
The band premiered the official video of “Safe and Sound” on April this year on VEVO which was directed by Grady Hall (Beck, Modest Mouse)!
The video featured work from Emmy-nominated choreographer Mandy Moore (who also choreographs for SYTYCD). The video was nominated for two 2013 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. The video won a 2013 MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects.
It's such a fun video so check it out!
When that's done check out "Kangaroo Court" which features Darren Criss! This sooo explains the Instagram pic!