Capsula – in session for Los Conciertos de Radio 3 – November 10, 2021 – Radio Nacional España –
Argentine/Spanish/Indie/garage/alternative band Capsula, in session at Radio Nacional España’s Los Conciertos de Radio 3 – recorded on November 10th of this year.
With 13 albums under their belt and produced by no less than the legendary Tony Visconti, it would be safe to say Capsula have extended their reach to embrace the whole world, not just the Spanish-speaking one.
We’ve come a long way from the days when a band was pigeon-holed if they weren’t from somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, preferably the English-speaking part. It was a safe bet that, if your band sang in French or Spanish or German, the chances of you getting airplay on a U.S. station were minimal at best and you were not taken seriously.
That’s changed. Perhaps communication has made the world much smaller than it was, even 20 years ago – we’re able to access music easily where it would have been a herculean task before streaming made it possible to hear everything, everywhere, all the time.
Capsula (or Capsule as they are referred to in some circles) originally got started in their native Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country which has revealed a veritable hotbed of musical talent. They settled in Bilbao, Spain. Influenced as much by 1960s Psychedelic Rock, Neo-Psychedelic Rock and 80s post-punk, they started in 1998 in Latin America using surrealist automatism and Cut-up technique to create songs.
They are no strangers to American audiences. Having toured, done sessions on KEXP, played SXSW and have gotten positive write-ups in Rolling Stone. They have certainly made in-roads to reaching a much wider audience. Once things get settled down in the COVID department and tours get back up to speed next year, we should be seeing them hit our shores during 2022.
In the meantime, and while we’re still taking it slow, here they are in session recorded earlier this month.
Play loud – play often.
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