Philly Local Philes: Capillary Action’s “Feeding Frenzy”

Capillary Action

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Philadelphia is a hotbed of weird. The region’s pedigree of experimental oddities from Need New Body to Pattern Is Movement and Da Comrade! evidentially attracted members of long-standing avant-prog act Capillary Action, since the band is now geographically split between Philly, Brooklyn, and like four other cities. CapAct’s latest, Capsized, is a baffling, distressing, but ultimately engrossing race through irregular time signatures, underutilized noisemakers, and surreal lyrics. The blend earned a respectable 7.1 from Pitchfork, and the band hits the road this week. They’re in town on Sunday, April 10, for a show at Johnny Brenda’s. Swarthmore students: They’re also at Olde Club on Friday the 8th.



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