Quick Hitters:: Capitol 6

Over the last few months, you’ve seen a few dedications of love to Vancouver’s Louise Burns and the sun & bbq-fueled retro rockers, Sun Wizard. Imagine if we lived in some alternate universe where both bands merged into one. You’d have to assume the results would be pretty spectacular. Right?

 

Well, it seems Capitol 6, a new band out of Vancouver, is just that. Thanks to the familiar vocals of Malcolm Jack, the band sounds like a looser, more hazy Sun Wizard but without question their initial efforts feel completely collaborative.

 

They can fire off a ramshackle back yard anthem (“Captain Rehab”) and you can almost smell the charcoal filling the air, but the quintet explores fuzzed out textures (“At Yer Fingers”) and delightful tambourine back beat (“I Sure Can Pretend”) that Louise introduced to help make her “girl-group” pop transcend the expectations of the genre. Throw in the classic rock meets grimy club vocals feel of “Too Little Too Long” and the slowed down closer, “The World Goes By So Slow” and you see the potential this band has out of the gate. They offer up two styles you couldn’t expect to go together so well that fit together nicely and make this EP a summer treat you need to pick up.

 

Capitol 6′s debut 10″ - Captain Rehab - is due out on Light Organ in May, and to be honest I have no idea how a band built from the core of two National touring bands (each touring a new record) can exist in any sort of long term plan, but I’m glad they do, even if it’s just for an occasional studio treat you can add to your collection.

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MP3:: Capitol 6 - At Yer Fingers
WEB:: http://capitol6.bandcamp.com/

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