Capsize: sophomore album for SUBWAYS ON THE SUN Friday, 28 September 2018 21:18 by madseason
Subways On The Sun - Hope You Like Getting Old

Seattle indie rock band Subways On The Sun released their new, second album Capsize last September 21 via Spartan Records.

While the band set sail with its shimmering guitar-pop debut The Honeymoon Stagecoach in 2013, Capsize steers a course into grittier territory.

The new record is a collection of songs which showcases a fresh artistic trajectory, and follows our collective struggle to accept the passage of time and identify the voices in our lives that are worth listening to. And it's immediately evident as anthemic opener Just To Be With You channels the heart racing spirit of Muse, with a riff-heavy synth-forward energy that rips through the whole record.

Each song is a unique statement, drawing fluidly from each member's influences. This comes across clearly in the Mew-inspired Tongues, combining jangly telecaster riffs and dirty-as-hell basslines. Remnants of early Jimmy Eat World shine through both on the album's title track, Capsize and Time's Not Long, while I'm An Island features lush textures and ethereal vocals akin to The Cure or Death Cab for Cutie. The longing for time to connect and create before our story is over flows through us all. Capsize invites us to embrace that reality, and discover our own ways to stay afloat.

Watch the video for the leading single Hope You Like Getting Old clicking on the image and stream the whole album on BandCamp or Spotify.