Posts Tagged ‘Sebu’

December 23, 2014
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As a long time staunch supporter of Capital Cities, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and chatting up Sebu (while staring at his epic beard) many times over. You could say he’s my favorite awesome and friendly member of Capital Cities. Surprises of surprises, Sebu has re-hashed Warren G and Nate Dogg’s classic song Regulate! And he has his own Soundcloud account to display the tune. Does this mean more Sebu solo work on the way? I wonder… The new rendition of Regulate is, as expected of a Capital Cities member, a far more electronic and disco funkified version. It’s quite the bouncy, cheerful dance treat.

October 9, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170036642/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

It’s no secret that I’ve been a tremendous fan of New York electropop act Big Data’s Dangerous for over a year now. It’s just such a catchy Hot Chip-esque electronic pop song, and it’s definitely picked up a ton of fans as this year progressed. Imagine my delight when I saw that the latest official remix of the track is by Sebu, who you might recognize as the supremely bearded dude from Capital Cities. His version of Dangerous is an uptempo, extra energetic and frenzied update. There is certainly some recognizable Capital Cities like production on the track. Sebu also happens to be the member of Capital Cities that I’ve had the most contact with over the past several years, at the endless number of live shows at small clubs that I attended to jump and sing along with Capital Cities. In fact, when IHM was a wee little itty bitty blog, Sebu’s wife reached out to me via email. So, if you charming folks are still paying even an inkling of attention to this little blog, hi and you rock!

October 9, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170036642/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

It’s no secret that I’ve been a tremendous fan of New York electropop act Big Data’s Dangerous for over a year now. It’s just such a catchy Hot Chip-esque electronic pop song, and it’s definitely picked up a ton of fans as this year progressed. Imagine my delight when I saw that the latest official remix of the track is by Sebu, who you might recognize as the supremely bearded dude from Capital Cities. His version of Dangerous is an uptempo, extra energetic and frenzied update. There is certainly some recognizable Capital Cities like production on the track. Sebu also happens to be the member of Capital Cities that I’ve had the most contact with over the past several years, at the endless number of live shows at small clubs that I attended to jump and sing along with Capital Cities. In fact, when IHM was a wee little itty bitty blog, Sebu’s wife reached out to me via email. So, if you charming folks are still paying even an inkling of attention to this little blog, hi and you rock!

LYRIC VID: Capital Cities – One Minute More

March 12, 2014

Ahh, Capital Cities. How far you’ve come. I was glancing at the number of likes on your profile page earlier today, and I couldn’t help but chuckle with delight. The Southern California indie pop band are preparing to release a deluxe edition of their debut album A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. A deluxe edition! That’s always a sign of much accomplishment. Of course, what is a deluxe edition without some extras? And extra they are giving us, in the form of an additional tune, One Minute More. They also released an awesome lyric video for the song, which I wouldn’t mind if it was the official video. The animation is amusing, adorable, and amazingly well done. As for the song itself, it’s yet another catchy anthem, but a rapturous, mid-tempo one to sway around to, rather than one of their groovy songs to tear up the room with. One Minute More may be a “new” tune on the deluxe edition of their debut album, but I’ve heard the Capital Cities song many a time before. In fact, I’ve seen Capital Cities live so many times in small venues between 2011 and 2013 that there’s no way I can remember how many times they included this tune in their set, and when. Those were some good, good times.

LYRIC VID: Capital Cities – One Minute More

March 12, 2014

Ahh, Capital Cities. How far you’ve come. I was glancing at the number of likes on your profile page earlier today, and I couldn’t help but chuckle with delight. The Southern California indie pop band are preparing to release a deluxe edition of their debut album A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. A deluxe edition! That’s always a sign of much accomplishment. Of course, what is a deluxe edition without some extras? And extra they are giving us, in the form of an additional tune, One Minute More. They also released an awesome lyric video for the song, which I wouldn’t mind if it was the official video. The animation is amusing, adorable, and amazingly well done. As for the song itself, it’s yet another catchy anthem, but a rapturous, mid-tempo one to sway around to, rather than one of their groovy songs to tear up the room with. One Minute More may be a “new” tune on the deluxe edition of their debut album, but I’ve heard the Capital Cities song many a time before. In fact, I’ve seen Capital Cities live so many times in small venues between 2011 and 2013 that there’s no way I can remember how many times they included this tune in their set, and when. Those were some good, good times.

OFFICIAL VID: Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court

September 6, 2013

Every time I think about Capital Cities, I’m still blown away by how huge they’ve become. They’ll always be that dear lil’ band I’ve seen so many times in intimate settings and jumped like crazy to each time Safe and Sound came on. Kangaroo Court was easily my second most favorite Capital Cities tune for a very long time, though many other tracks vie for that position now. It’s a wonderful choice to follow up the immensely popular Safe and Sound as their latest single off debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. Way to go, Capital Cities. You’ve done it! I wonder if I’ll be seeing you in a small venue ever again. Thanks for all the good times. Thanks for the brief friendly chats. Thanks for the music. 

OFFICIAL VID: Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court

September 6, 2013

Every time I think about Capital Cities, I’m still blown away by how huge they’ve become. They’ll always be that dear lil’ band I’ve seen so many times in intimate settings and jumped like crazy to each time Safe and Sound came on. Kangaroo Court was easily my second most favorite Capital Cities tune for a very long time, though many other tracks vie for that position now. It’s a wonderful choice to follow up the immensely popular Safe and Sound as their latest single off debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. Way to go, Capital Cities. You’ve done it! I wonder if I’ll be seeing you in a small venue ever again. Thanks for all the good times. Thanks for the brief friendly chats. Thanks for the music. 

Farrah Fawcett Hair featuring Andre 3000!

June 1, 2013

Mad props to Los Angeles’ Capital Cities on their rise to the top of the Billboard chart! It’s been a heckuva journey. Their debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery comes out next week, and they’ve garnered a level of popularity they’ve deserved for a long time now. Here’s their funky new tune Farrah Fawcett Hair which features Andre 3000 (and narrative by Frank Tavares of NPR)! It’s got its fair share of trumpet flair and groovy beats, as expected from these guys. I honestly cannot count the number of times I’ve caught these guys live now, but every time is just as fun and fantastic as the previous time. They’re one of those acts you’ll never get tired of hearing or seeing on stage. Safe and Sound still gets me going each and every time. Same with Kangaroo Court and many other great tunes by these guys. Some of the funky nu-disco feel of this track falls right in with the popular Daft Punk-ish old school revival that’s exploded into mainstream as of late, though it’s been going on for a good while in the indie scene now, as all us audiophiles know. 😉

Farrah Fawcett Hair featuring Andre 3000!

June 1, 2013

Mad props to Los Angeles’ Capital Cities on their rise to the top of the Billboard chart! It’s been a heckuva journey. Their debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery comes out next week, and they’ve garnered a level of popularity they’ve deserved for a long time now. Here’s their funky new tune Farrah Fawcett Hair which features Andre 3000 (and narrative by Frank Tavares of NPR)! It’s got its fair share of trumpet flair and groovy beats, as expected from these guys. I honestly cannot count the number of times I’ve caught these guys live now, but every time is just as fun and fantastic as the previous time. They’re one of those acts you’ll never get tired of hearing or seeing on stage. Safe and Sound still gets me going each and every time. Same with Kangaroo Court and many other great tunes by these guys. Some of the funky nu-disco feel of this track falls right in with the popular Daft Punk-ish old school revival that’s exploded into mainstream as of late, though it’s been going on for a good while in the indie scene now, as all us audiophiles know. 😉

OFFICIAL VID: Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

April 26, 2013

Alright, if you’ve been with I Heart Moosiq since the early days (not THAT early but it’s been a couple years or more), you know I’ve shared this CATCHIEST SONG in the world (almost) endlessly… when it had that cool dance montage video, when it had another video, when it had remixes, when it had a ton of other things… and now, I share it again. Yep, our SoCal boys have gone big time with Capitol Records. They’re getting regular radio airplay, running up the charts, you name it. And Safe and Sound is still one of the happiest, most fun songs ever. I’ll never get sick of it, nor will I get sick of most of Capital Cities’ other songs. Way to go, guys!!! I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen you in San Francisco live. It’s been a blast! I look forward to your debut album A Tidal Wave of Mystery!