Florida five-piece CAPSTAN — Anthony DeMario [vocals], Joe Mabry [guitar], Harrison Bormann [guitar], Andrew „Boz“ Bozymowski [bass, vocals], and Scott Fisher [drums] — will release their second full-length, SEPARATE, on July 23 via Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.
The band has shared the video for the new song „take my breath away // noose.“ Watch the clip, featuring the band performing and giving off all the retro speakeasy style vibes amid a throwback story of toxic romance, here.
„The lyrics are a little more dramatic and slightly more embellished retelling of my relationship,“ Mabry, who penned several songs on SEPARATE about the breakdown of his marriage, explains. „We had some very rocky and toxic points. It’s whimsical and playful, but at the same time very serious.“
Capstan fire off a high-energy and unique mix of post-hardcore, prog rock, and metalcore, fusing deeply emotional lyrics and melodic choruses with monstrous breakdowns and techy instrumentation. They seamlessly draw inspiration from acts across the genre-sphere to craft their own style. The band has toured across the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the course of their career, supporting Silverstein, Bayside, Trash Boat, Set It Off, and taking part in the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. They released their debut full length record, Restless Heart, Keep Running through Fearless Records in September 2019.
However, as the world locked down in 2020, Capstan took advantage of their time off the road to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct songs for what would become SEPARATE. They went into the studio with producer Machine [Lamb of God, Fall Out Boy] with one goal in mind: To make a record with no filler and all bangers.
Having recently gone through a divorce, it was a tough time for guitarist Mabry. Most of the songs are about the depression and reflection he experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite these darker inspirations, the end result is special and a definitive statement for Capstan, something they hope resonates with listeners going through their own struggles.