Tommy Corrigan does no wrong. Silent Majority was an amazing and completely underrated band. Blood Red was an outstanding and original sounding group. And his most recent music endeavor Capital is all of those in one. Capitals sound is fresh and nostalgic at the same time. Blind Faith is a 7 of the songs from a once-planned split with Crime in Stereo. Said split eventually fell by the wayside. The Crime in Stereo songs ended up on a b-sides collection while the Capital songs began to fade away until Iron Pier and Jus a Audial got a hold of them.
Out of Business is a Long Island hardcore jam from start to finish. The music is fast and aggressive and yet it is also melodic. The bass tones on the song are awesome and had me thinking back to the mid-90s; like I said, Capitals music is nostalgic. Blind Faith is more of the same. The guitars are warm and have a definite Quicksand-inspired sound. The rhythm section is just as vibrant as the guitars. They are upbeat and energize the listener.
The vocals and lyrics of Corrigan are earnest and deeply thought out; reading along, you can tell that every word is written with care and sung with the utmost meaning. For example on Out of Business he takes on the corporate music world:
The market plan didnt call for an outcry / You didnt count on the kids growing up / You can only water it down for so long / Now the well has dried up.
As a treat Capital takes on Dag Nastys Ive Heard and they do a spectacular job. Usually bands covering artists they are often compared ends up bad for everyone, but thats not the case here.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that were glad to finally have these songs. The initial delay and then the subsequent limbo of these songs are tragic. Even with the time delay these songs are worth the wait; they are pure bliss. Pick this 7 up now or youll be missing out.
9.0 / 10
There is presumably no one this side of the Mississippi that is more stoked than me on hearing the latest offering from the Long Island hardcore outfit Capital. Bands like ...
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