By combing the most extreme corners of heavy music and emo, Capstan sharpen, strain, and strengthen a slick signature style of progressive post-hardcore. The Florida quintet—Anthony DeMario [vocals], Harrison Bormann [guitar], Andrew “Bozz” Bozymowski [bass, vocals], Joseph Mabry [guitar], and Scott Fisher [drums]—vault from moments of masterful melody into claustrophobic cacophony seamlessly on their 2019 full-length debut, Restless Heart, Keep Running [Fearless Records].
On the heels of 2015 independent releases Parting Gifts and Seasonal Depression, Capstan committedly pursued this path. Honing the sound, they unleashed a steady stream of music, spanning 2016’s Cultural Divide through In The Wake of Our Discord during 2018. Along the way, “Can’t.Lie.Around.Remembering.Everything,” “Reprieve,” and “Wax Poetic” each surpassed 1 million Spotify streams as the band regularly attracted over 100K monthly listeners on the platform. Simultaneously, the guys threw down on stage alongside Trash Boat, Doll Skin, and Silverstein in addition to lighting up a spot on Warped Tour. Signed to Fearless Records, the five-piece churned out the one-off “Stars Before The Sun,” put up nearly half-a-million streams, and garnered praise from The PRP and Substream Magazine, to name a few. In early 2019, the musicians hit the studio with producer Andrew Wade [A Day To Remember, Wage War] and devoted six weeks to Restless Heart, Keep Running, introducing it with the bold and bruising escapist anthem “Fix.”