Thursday, November 08, 2007

Capgun Coup

Here's a band that I've just heard of recently, though they have been getting a lot of love from several different blogs out there for a while now. They are an independent four-piece called Capgun Coup who hail from way up in Omaha, Nebraska. They spent a full year working on their debut album, Brought To You By Nebraskafish, which gave them ample time to fit the many pieces of their sound together. For the most part, Capgun Coup create energetic pop songs which feature an atmosphere of layered, well-produced noise. On top of that they throw in these seemingly random segues that lead into brief outros, giving several of the songs a nice bit of additional character. Pitchfork shared some thoughts on the album earlier this week:
"Folk and even countryish digressions bring them a measure of success on "Oh My Mod" and "Bobby Chops and the Do-Gooders", but it's the full-on pop immersions "Fucked" and "My Tears Cure Cancer" that truly steal the show. Evincing a superbly tight tunefulness on these songs, Capgun evoke the likes of Weezer and the Beatles, and the momentary focus on more conventional songwriting sounds more powerful surrounded by ragged loose ends and unhinged expression."
I think that's a nice way of saying that Capgun Coup's debut album isn't exactly concise, but there's some good stuff in here. That's what I think anyway. You can preview a few tracks below, and hear the full album via Fanatic.