On their debut EP, Macabrelabra, Brooklyn band SUPER CAPSULE injects some unexpected feel into their modern twist on alternative rock. Sometimes the songs are based around surf influences (think Takeshi Terauchi, THE VENTURES, Swami John Reis), developing standard rock foundations (PIXIES, Robert Pollard, MALKMUS), or even fading into slower, more sensible rhythms. We’re exctited to host the first hearing of this smart and quietly impassioned record below. Dive into it and leave us your thoughts in the comments below!
Macabrelabra was recorded last Spring, in Gravesend Recordings in Brooklyn and in the band’s rehearsal space in the basement of a Lower East Side pawn shop. The EP was mixed and mastered in Rhode Island at Machines With Magnets.
The band’s vocalist and guitarist Joshua Curry commented:
We wanted to record something that was cohesive, but reflected our diverse influences. Macabrelabra opens with our heaviest song and closes with a surf instrumental inspired by the Japanese guitarist Takeshi Terauchi. For the album cover, I put together a paper model of the Mercury spacecraft and went to Coney Island at sunrise to get the shot.
Since this is our first release, and to keep costs low for us and anyone who might want to buy our EP, instead of vinyl or CD’s we’re selling postcards with the album art on the front and a download code on the back. You can buy them from our Bandcamp page for $4.
We’ve already written our second release, which we’re planning to record in Spring 2017. In the meantime we have two shows coming up, 12/11 at The Gateway in Brooklyn and 12/17 at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia.
Photo by Curtis Peel.