The release of Super Capsule’s debut EP Macabrelabra is almost upon us and their lead single ‘Frost’ is already here, ready to blow out every speaker in the city. Super Capsule is the brainchild of front man Josh Curry. The result of numerous bedroom recordings and demos, Macabrelabra sees Curry’s vision come to life with a full, four-piece band.
Judging by “Frost”, Super Capsule has come very far from their demo beginnings. Clocking in at a quick 1:47, “Frost” is a full-throttle assault of fiery guitars, booming bass, and crisp drums. The song takes queues from early 90s indie punk bands like Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins while adding crisp, modern production and an unrelenting energy to make it their own. Curry describes the song as “as a sort of distress call: an examination of the final inner monolog before succumbing to a hostile environment.” That hostile environment is reflected by the guitars’ noisy distortion and feedback that eventually envelope the song by its end. Though the vocals get lost in the mix at some points in the song, they work well with the message of the song.
Macabrelabra will be released on December 9th.