The Capitals

The Capitals

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Sugar coated power pop slammed into a wall of guitar - that's The Capitals. Charged with memorable guitar riffs and eloquent harmonies, The Capitals are one of the most exciting new rock and roll bands to emerge from Canada.

Biography

Sugar coated power pop slammed into a wall of guitar - that's The Capitals. Charged with memorable guitar riffs and eloquent harmonies, The Capitals is one of the most exciting new rock and roll bands to emerge from Vancouver. Passionate live shows and a stunning debut album have quickly garnered the group praise from both press and radio and they have amassed a large following of their own. Produced by Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath, Zumpano, The Salteens) and mixed by Steven Drake (Odds, Tragically Hip, 5440), The Capitals new album Broadcast One is bound to ensure The Capitals a lasting place in the ever evolving Canadian music scene.

The Capitals were formed in 2001 when long-time friends Robert Watt, Andrew Fuller and Nathan Barrett met Patrick Jacobson at the music store where he worked. They became fast friends and began to write and perform their own original material as Casey & Finnegan. Their first public performance was at Vancouver’s The Railway Club on December 12th, 2001. Although their songs were well received, Barrett only stayed with the band for six shows and Casey & Finnegan was put on hiatus almost as quickly as they had appeared.

In late 2002, band members Patrick Jacobson and Robert Watt entered Mesh Studios in Burnaby, BC to record a 4-song ‘EP’. Jeff Schultz engineered the project and Daniel Adair (Nickelback, 3 Doors Down) played drums. Although the recordings were released as a Casey & Finnegan CD, the band didn’t really exist at the time. Jacobson and Watt played a handful of acoustic gigs during the better part of 2003 and even hired a group of studio musicians for a pair of full-band shows.

Andrew Fuller rejoined the band in August, 2003 and drummer, Jonathan Bonikowsky, was added to the roster. Feeling like a new band, the Casey & Finnegan name was dropped and the band was reborn as The Capitals. Full of confidence, The Capitals employed a pair of Canadian music icons to help create its debut album in early 2004. Award winning producer, Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath, Zumpano, The Salteens), was chosen to produce and Juno award winner, Steven Drake (Odds, Tragically Hip, 5440), was selected to mix. The band spent two weeks recording at Profile Studios in Vancouver, BC and six days mixing at Greenhouse Studios in Burnaby, BC. The results are the ten songs that make up ‘Broadcast One’, The Capitals’ debut album.

With the release of ‘Broadcast One’ in 2005 and several successful tours under its hat, The Capitals has established itself as a major player in western Canada's indie music scene. The songs have received radio airplay, the band has appeared on live television, the album has been well received by music critics and fans alike and The Capitals has become a popular live act in western Canada.

Lyrics

Throwing Passes

Written By: Patrick Jacobson

If you take another day
It'll all get washed away
If you wait to long to say
What's on your mind

You'll never get a second chance to make the same mistake
You'll never get a second chance to make the same mistake

If you walk away from this
Opportunity passes
It's a game of hit or miss
You're just throwing passes.

You'll never get a second chance to make the same mistake
You'll never get a second chance to make the same mistake

Clouds roll by
You're bluest skies
Will never be the same again
Tears may dry
And you'll get by
But memories linger on

Fine

Written By: Patrick Jacobson

When all is said and done
I didn't have to run
Inside of me something
Had to come undone
A breath of fresher air
A day without a care
A brighter ray of sunshine
No feelings of dispair

Don't get me wrong I'm feeling fine
I only need a little peace of mind
I'm only feeling like I've seen this before
And I don't want to watch it all again

This town without a name
Does nothing ever change
These streets have no direction
And there's no one you can blame
I've seen it all before
A thousand times or more
It's not that bad a movie
But I can tell you how it ends

Don't get me wrong I'm feeling fine
I only need a little peace of mind
I'm only feeling like I've seen this before
And I don't want to watch it all again

Don't get me wrong I'm feeling fine
I only need a little peace of mind
I'm only feeling like I've seen this before
And I don't want to watch it all again

I don't want to watch it all again
I don't want to watch it all again
I don't want to watch it all again

Someday

Written By: Patrick Jacobson

I saw your letter by the phone
In a yellow envelope
I read your letter by the phone
I didn't like the words it spoke

I didn't know what I should say
I hope that you'll come back
Someday
Someday

I didn't know what I should do
So I wrote right back to you
I wrote that you had hurt me so
For what reasons I don't know

I still don't know what I should say
I hope that you'll come back
Someday
Someday

I never thought that this could happen
I always thought that you would be here
Waiting for me

I placed your letter by the phone
In its yellow envelope
I wished that it would disappear
Ending all these bitter tears

I'll never know what I should say
I hope that you'll come back
Someday
Someday
Someday
Someday

Discography

'Broadcast One' - Released on January 29th, 2005
Recorded @ Profile Studios in Vancouver, BC, by chon
Produced by Kevin Kane
Mixed by Steven Drake @ Greenhouse Studios
Mastered by Jamie Sitar @ Suite Sound Labs

'Someday' EP (Casey & Finnegan) - Released in 2002
Recorded @ Mesh Studios in Burnaby, BC.
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by pil

Set List

1. Had The Chance
2. The Other Girl
3. Is This A Drill?
4. Someday
5. Orange Coloured Day
6. Fall Into Your Dreams
7. Tell Me Your Secrets
8. Fine
9. Circle Game
10. Throwing Passes
11. Starbuck Rogers
12. Another Day In The Life
13. No Easy Way Out
14. You Don't Live Here Anymore

Time: approx 60 minutes