Capsula's 'Solar Secrets' Out Tomorrow
Not many-or, really, any-underground rock acts originating from Buenos Aires come readily to mind, but that's not the only reason that Capsula is a distinctive band. Based in Bilbao, Spain, the Argentine expats make a brand of rich, weighty rock that blends psychedelic, glam, and straight-up alternative influences that gets its point across with no translation necessary. With a reference to "Space Oddity" in its very name, Capsula worked with long-timeDavid Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti on its latest album, Solar Secrets. With the release of Solar Secrets imminent, PopMatters touched base with band members Martin Guevara and Coni Duchess to find out more about the making of new effort as well as what it was like touring with South American psych-rock legends Os Mutantes. Premiering on PopMatters, Solar Secrets is due for release on Tuesday, 27 August, via theKrian Music Group.
Capsula are an indie rock/garage rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their name is the Spanish word for capsule and derives from the David Bowie song "Space Oddity".
Influenced as much by 1960s South American psychedelic rock as by garage, they started in Argentina recording three albums: Sublime (1999), Yudoka (2000) and a recording of experimental rarities named Ultimo Fragmento (2000)
They start touring in Europe in 1998 and moved to Bilbao in 2001, city where all the members of the band live since then. In 2002 they publish Capsula with songs in Spanish and their first songs in English. For writing in English they use Surrealist automatism and Cut-up technique.
The next following years from 2003 to 2005 they tour Europe and publish several CD singles, until they record Songs & Circuits, in 2006, with a Madrid-based label Discos Liliput. The album was released January 16, 2007 described them as "garage rock for the 21st Century" reminiscent of The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and the early The Rolling Stones.