Capital Cities, fronted by Armenian-American musician Sebu Simonian, whose single “Safe and Sound” has been dominating the summer radio airwaves was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards.
The song “Safe and Sound” garnered nominations in the Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects categories.
Earlier this summer, Capital Cities was picked by etonline, Entertainment Tonight’s Web portal as “Artist You Should Know.”
“Every summer my roommate and I set out on the quest for the ‘Song of Summer’ — that track that is ubiquitous in nature and makes you feel so good you find yourself ceremoniously dancing, drink of choice in hand. Well folks, this year we have a contender in Safe and Sound by indie pop duo, Capital Cities,” wrote Danny Directo on etonline.com.
Capital Cities joins Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke among many nominees for the VMAs.
Beginning Wednesday, fans can vote in general VMA categories at vma.mtv.com.
The VMAs will be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25.