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Capkins – Sink Boat Sink
Artists are constantly trying to bring their own unique talent to the music scene in hopes of creating a new sound that no one has heard before. In some cases though, it’s alright if the music resembles another artist, especially if that musician or band has succeeded in the music industry. California based band, Capkins, is an example of a talented group of musicians who resemble the sound of great current rock bands like Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, and The Gaslight Anthem. Each of those popular bands have experienced a lot of success, so why not try for the same sound? It’s like the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
On their premiere E.P., Sink Boat Sink, Capkins displays a classic indie rock sound with guitar driven tracks and catchy uptempo beats throughout each song. The songs tell a story, so Capkins forces you to really listen and pay attention to the lyrics. Sink Boat Sink is like reading a book. If you don’t listen to every lyric in each song, you’ll have to start it over again because you may miss an important part and then you won’t understand the rest of the song.
Capkins plays around with many beats on the second track, “Dissolution.” The song starts off slow with a single guitar, and then another guitar and the drums come in with a more uptempo beat. By the time the chorus arrives, the song takes another direction with a new beat. With a lyric like “this heavy heartbeat,” you almost feel as though Capkins is using these different beats to emulate a person’s beating heart and help convey the emotions showcased in the lyrics.
The first track off of Sink Boat Sink, “Slept,” has a fun beat that will have an audience dancing and jumping along with the chorus. At first listen, you may think Capkins is displaying a slower tempo on the track, “Everylight,” but this bass heavy song only starts off slow before picking up pace like every other song off of Sink Boat Sink.
While Sink Boat Sink has five tracks that display a great indie rock sound, each song sounds similar for the most part. Luckily, this new band has a lot of room to try and experiment with some new material. There is no denying that Capkins has the talent to stay around for many albums in the future. With those albums, hopefully the band will get even more creative with their music.
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars!
Album: Sink Boat Sink
Release Date: May, 2012
Genre: indie rock
Location: Burlingame, California
Members: Jeremy Devee (guitar and vocals), Celia Aguirre (bass), Sam Street (drums), Brian Fritz (keyboards), Colton Whitehead (guitar and vocals)
About Melissa LandrinI've always wanted to teach and do something in music part time...looks like I'm finally doing it. Music is a passion of mine and I love everything music has to offer. You can always find me either out singing karaoke with friends, or going to small venues around Philly checking out awesome indie musicians (and teaching little ones in my spare time). Twitter: @novaccgirl
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