Capital Sons
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Capital Sons

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Capital Sons CD review"

"I was listening to your straight ahead alt-rock groove, and then came Spark. That song just crawled under my skin." -Glaenda Glamazon -

"Capital Sons CD review"

"Capital Sons boast creative pop harmonies and intriguing song arrangements...this band has the goods and is willing to share." -

"Capital Sons CD Review"

The Sons convey the [Counting] Crows’ mixture of darkness and light and it works well on this record. - David Brusie, Rift Magazine, Issue #11

"Capital Sons CD Review"

"Guitar and drums driven pop, with a bit of soaring in the choruses. Feel-good stuff." - Palebear

"Round the Dial"

“Mixing, shaking and distilling such honorable influences as Paul Westerberg, Pearl Jam and a healthy dose of classic pop, these guys are poised to make their own estimable mark on the Cities and beyond.” Capital Sons’ self-titled debut release “just might be the debut album discerning alt-rock fans have been eagerly awaiting.” - Tom Hallett in The Pulse of the Twin Cities, July 21, 2005

"Capital Sons CD Review"

"it's super accessible, guitar-driven alt-rock and a great start for group who are going places." - Perfect Porridge

"Round the Dial: Capital Sons"

“The vocals are soaring, glorious and keening...the guitars are riff-a-licious...the drums are driving and pounding...the bass is throbbing, insistent and hypnotic...the perfect meld of all of those sounds and more—seven songs that each stand on their own as viable radio singles and memorable, ear-pleasin’ daily soundtracks.” - Tom Hallett in The Pulse of the Twin Cities, January 26, 2006

"Show Plug"

"Featuring graceful melodies with both upbeat and slow tunes, the Capital Sons are sure not to disappoint the concert goer." -

"Live Show Review"

"Right from the get-go, Capital Sons wowed me. They play rock ‘n roll with a classic feel." -


Capital Sons EP

-Airplay locally in Minnesota on 770 AM Radio K College radio and regular drive-time play on 89.3 FM The Current (MPR's local rock station).

-Streaming airplay on, Net Party Radio,,,, Skope Radio/T.V., The Edge On Air and Metro Blast Radio.

-Featured on the Tommy Mischke show KSTP AM 1500
-One of Tom Hallett's Top 10 Local releases of 2006
-Featured on "Kare Tracks" KARE 11 (NBC) Local News
-Featured on "Wanna Go Fishing" ESPN
-Pabst Blue Ribbon's "live and Local" band of the week in the Onion 2006

Capital Sons - Dirty Neon

New Release October 2009.



Seamlessly blending their musical influences and pop-rock nature into a high energy, unique and lyrically poignant mix, the band has a sound that is fresh, yet recognizable.

Led by Karl Obermeyer, Capital Sons bring undeniable melodies and heart-felt lyrics to audiences, all anchored by a rock steady rhythm section. The band members; Obermeyer on lead vocals, guitar, Jesse Thomas on drums, Cy Dodson on lead guitar and keyboards, and Keefe Russell on bass and vocals, have earned a reputation as an original and expressive band making their mark on the Twin Cities and beyond.

With the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled EP, Capital Sons has had generous airplay on 89.3 The Current FM. Word of mouth has spread and their live performances routinely draw loyal fans into venues throughout the Twin Cities.

Their debut album offered creative pop-rock harmonies, the new album promises to feature more heart felt lyrics and intriguing song arrangements. “Our music is ‘heart on your sleeve’ rock and roll,” says Obermeyer, “no fluff, no gimics, we get up on stage and play our songs. We play the music that comes naturally to us…it’s that simple”.

Capital Sons recorded their new release with the engineering help of Peter Anderson at Flowers Studio. This once-greenhouse-turned-recording-studio is now famous for its recordings of many successful local bands including; The Jayhawks, The Replacements, and The Honeydogs.

Among the seven original tracks on the album, About a Girl and High-Heeled Boots stand out as potent pop-rock hits, with captivating hooks and sincere lyrics. All in all, each of the songs were a collaborative effort by all members, allowing for the cohesive sound.

Musing about the band’s sound, Obermeyer sums up the Capital Sons approach to their music. “It can be hard to find that ‘fit’…that’s what a band should feel like. And when your firing on all cylinders, it doesn’t feel like work…it feels like fun.”