#1 Rock Album in Spain 2011 (Ruta 66 Magazine)
'In The Land Of Silver Souls', Krian Music Group/BCore Disc
#1 Rock Album in Spain 2009 (Ruta 66 Magazine, Mondosonoro Zarata)
'Rising Mountains', BCore Disc
‘Capsula sounded alternately like straight-up scuzzy garage punk and like Death Valley 69-era Sonic Youth if Kim Gordon sang all their stuff. Pretty good! And I definitely wouldn’t have heard them if they weren’t playing so loud’
'(In The Land Of Silver Souls) even better than their explosive last record, combining loud, crunchy guitars and a pummeling rhythm section on a variety of fiery songs incorporating Sonic Youth noise-rock, high-energy garage and blistering psych-rock'
Rolling Stone. Fricke's Picks
Capsula a kinetic trio from Bilbao, Spain — singer-guitarist Martin Guevara and bassist Coni Duchess, the band's founding couple, are originally from Argentina — who were supposed to be obsessed with the Velvet Underground (according to a newspaper preview) but were actually a high-velocity union of the Cramps and the Who, coated in corroded glam. Guevara attacked his guitar with a serious case of Pete Townshend, and drummer Alberto Diez was an improbable mix of Keith Moon and the Velvets' Maureen Tucker: flash with heartbeat. In the last song of the set, a furious space-out that sounded like the Who doing Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun," Guevara swallowed his mike Lux Interior-style and scraped his guitar strings along the edge of the stage.
Wild. Energetic. Hot. Psychedelic. A Furious Hologram. A Space of Sounds. Droning Riffs. Garage Rawness. Shinny Surf Pop. Exploring Vocals. Feedback and Noise. CAPSULA.
The trio has returned with their sophomore album and sonic masterpiece, In The Land of Silver Souls (Krian Music Group) produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Nada Surf, Sonic Youth).
Capsula’s Martin Guevara (vocals/guitar) and Coni Duchess (vocals/bass), along with Capsula drummer, Nacho, collectively create the musical storm, a whirlwind of psychedelic wonder and punk rock fury. Their music roars with a combination of garage rock toughness and modern style that have earned them comparisons from The Stooges and The Pixies to Sonic Youth and David Bowie.
Although the band now lives in Bilbao, Spain, all three were born in Argentina. Martin and Coni’s creative process was largely affected by living through the Argentinean dictatorship. A time when the censoring of music’s most fundamental subjects- love, sex, justice, revolution, drugs- created an atmosphere in which subversive lyrical and musical expression was a necessity. You don’t have to understand every lyric of a Capsula song to capture the unbound emotion of their dirty rock.
Their first single “Hit ‘n’ Miss” kicks off with a classic garage rock riff, before Martin rips into a Bowie-esqe tale about the rise and fall of those seeking fast stardom in the big city. Listen and watch the video for “Hit ‘n’ Miss”
Capsula will be touring the US in 2012, following their third SXSW showcase. Witnessing Capsula live is an experience not easily forgotten, as they tear though blistering washes of guitar and pounding rhythms delivered with the true essence of punk rock attitude, garnering a great deal of acclaim from Rolling Stone, Wired Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune among others.
Their sneering rock and roll attitude may suggest they don't care if you like their music or not, but after one listen to In The Land of Silver Souls, it's going to be hard not to. Deep grooving rhythms and wailing guitars are ever present as the band shift between blazing riffs, spacey exploration, shimmering walls of sound and thick catchy vocal melodies.