Chilled, smooth yet strong, and deliciously satisfying. Just like a good drink, CAPYAC’s Fade Out is a song best served over ice. The low- key track with a lasting impression is the perfect accompaniment to a nonchalant night spent with friends.
Inside an almost too trendy bar where the clientele look almost too cool is exactly where this track belongs. With a range of mingling genres on one track, sounds of Hip Hop, R&B, and electronic music make this track completely unparalleled. Soulful sounding vocals and bursting blows of brass uniting with sci- fi sounding electronica, somehow make the perfect synergy. The slick feature of Austin MC, RuDi Devino drives the music well into both mainstream and hip- hop territory. The sheer variety of cooled down characteristics with vibrant vibes makes this a top chilled track for almost any ears.
Unlike CAPYAC’s Bubblegum and much more like Talk About, it won’t leave you wiping beads of sweat from your forehead on the dancefloor, but it will leave you with a similar radiant glow as the playful tempo and sunshine beat fills you with carefree bliss. The band couldn’t have devised a more fitting title for the tune. From the very first beat the stress and anxiety of modern day reality simply fizzles and fades out, transporting you to a worryless wonderland.
CAPYAC’s sense of fun and imagination that’s pumped endlessly into their music makes their records the perfect form of escapism. With their music already catching the attention of fans in Europe, Korea, and Japan, it’s no doubt that their future in music is anticipated to be fruitful. With the bands notorious sense of quirk, their summer tour is set to be truly unmissable.
You can catch CAPYAC’s tour across the US from August 22nd 2017 at the following venues.
Aug 22 – Nashville, TN – ACME Feed & Seed
Aug 24 – Hot Springs, AR – Maxine’s
Aug 25 – Tulsa, OK – Fassler Hall
Sep 7 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Written by: Beth Judge
Day three of Solstice Festival was all about celebrating life, love and light at the beautiful Pan Am Park in the heart of east Austin. The park was filled with live painters, art vendors, dance performances, yoga shamanic blessings, emotional healers and spectacular music performances.
Fans migrated back-and-forth between the Lovestream Stage and Pan An Stage as event organizers miraculously scheduled bands one right after another so fans were not to miss a single performance. Slomo Drag kicked-off the afternoon and cooled the crowd from the scorching heat with lush pop gold as Austin-based psych-noir ensemble The Halfways set the tone with their mind-altering groovy melodies. Contemporary alternative Hunter Sharpe hit the Lovestream Stage next unleashing a flourish of rock energy as south Louisiana’s Sweet Crude put on a bayou blast of soothing string sonnets and pouncing percussion. Austin’s one-man band, ‘solo’ artist, Mobley, carouselled around vocals, guitar, keys and drums before getting the crowd to join in on their favorite chorus. Psych-soul ensemble Los Coast hit the Pan Am Stage next stirring a vocal behemoth of punchy funk. New-age, dance-disco duo Capyac speedraced into a funky and lucid electronic display featuring joints from their recent ‘Fis’ EP setting the stage for psych-folk rockers The Bright Light Social Hour and their fantastic, politically charged ‘Tear Down This Wall’ eff you to a certain Executive someone. Hard rocking power psych trio Radio Moscow ripped through a riotous set of Sabbath meets The Black Keys before Austin’s favorite avant-garde collective, Golden Dawn Arkestra, complete with acrobatics, cosmic go-go dancers and theatrical garb elevated the crowd to an intergalactic level right before sunset. Boise alternative rockers Built To Spill delivered a Dylan-esque set from their silver jubilee catalog and festival headliner JJ Grey & Mofro let loose to grove with the now packed audience as the blue-collard frontman told stories of his youth in the southeast through blues packed, funky rock melodies.
Pan Am Park
Golden Dawn Arkestra
Pan Am Stage
The Bright Light Social Hour
JJ Grey & Mofro
Photos by: Demetrius Judkins
This week’s playlist is all local and loCal artists jammed packed with funky soul and psychedelic pop.
I’ve had CAPYAC’s ‘Disco Muse’ on repeat all friggin’ weekend. This smooth, infectiously groovy track is soul consuming and pleasantly mood altering. ‘Disco Muse’ is from the duo’s debut album, Headlunge, released last June. It’s a nu-disco slow jam doused in sexy soul and polished with a jazz coating. Slightly more mellow than CAPYAC’s usual dance-inducing flare, but just as delightful and captivating.
Los Angeles producer/vocalist Elohim is a top artist to watch in 2017. Her euphoric sound is unapologetic and authentic, blending elements of Chopin, Hendrix and Radiohead. ‘Love is Alive’ is a brand new, collaborative track between Elohim and dance-pop duo Louis The Child. The dreamy track features Elohim’s signature euphonic vocals and an enchanting hook layered over a strumming bassline and luscious echoes.
Congratulations to the just crowned Austin Music Awards’ ‘Best New Band/Female Vocalist’ Jane Ellen Bryant. The Americana-rock songstress has had somewhat of a meteoric year since dropping her debut EP, Twenties, back in July. Her latest track, ‘All In My Head’, is a little more thick and soulful then JEB’s rockier hit, ‘Twenties’. However, her spirituous voice is as bold and sultry as ever.
Psychedelic rockers, Foxygen, lit up Conan O’ Brien’s stage when the duo consisting of singer Sam France and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado performed their latest hit, ‘Follow the Leader,’ backed by a total 16-member ensemble. This funky 70’s-era American Bandstand-esque jam from the duo’s Hang album is packed with a symphony orchestra and textured to the core. It’s a lavish arrangement feature big brass, popping percussion and sweet backing vocals behind France’s leading sass.
Posted by: Douglas Leach (Douglas@trackrambler.com)
Photo credit: Daniel Cavazos (Jane Ellen Bryant)