New Video: Capital Cities, ‘Safe And Sound’

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Capital Cities bust a move (or 10) in their “Safe and Sound” video.

Put on your dancing shoes: Capital Cities are taking us on a boogie through history. For the band’s “Safe and Sound” video, the Los Angeles synth-pop duo heads to a classic theater — famed cinema showcase the Los Angeles Theatre, in fact — for a performance and a visually wild romp through the decades, as a magical lightning bolt brings black-and-white flappers and tap dancers from celluloid to life. The silent film-era dancers share the floor with disco divas and b-boys busting moves, stopping short of Capital Cities’ own mega-modern pop style.

Watch Capital Cities’ “Safe And Sound” video after the jump.

The Capital Cities crew gets in on the action as well, donning tuxedos and going monochrome before stage lights bring them into Technicolor. Show us your hip-hop moves, dudes! The band had some help from choreographer Mandy Moore — no, the other one — who also delivered the amazing/ridiculous moves from “Silver Linings Playbook.” Get ready to see more of them: The group’s “Dancing with Strangers” tour, alongside Aussie breakouts Gold Fields, is on the road now. Capital Cities’ debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, is due June 4 on Capitol Records.

+ Watch Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” video.

Photo credit: Eliot Lee Haze