While the band set sail with its shimmering guitar-pop debut The Honeymoon Stagecoach in 2013, their sophomore album, Capsize, steers a course into grittier territory. Capsize 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.
released September 21, 2018
Produced and engineered by Subways on the Sun. Drums engineered, recorded, and performed by Jesse Sprinkle at Bluebrick Studios, Avon NY.
All songs except “Time’s Not Long” mixed by Don Farwell at Earwig Studios, Seattle WA
“Time’s Not Long” mixed by Pete Stewart for Fourth Wall Music, Nashville TN
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering, Seattle WA
Layout, Photography, and Design by Alexander Sprungle
Additional Vocals on “On Repeat” by Anna Kjarem Newbill
Additional Arrangement on “I’m An Island” by Don Farwell
Subways on the Sun:
Nick Barber - Bass, Vocals
Lars Katz - Guitars, Vocals, Programming
Erick Newbill - Vocals, Guitars, Programming
So glad to hear the Sprinkle Brothers making music together again! I still remember getting into my '78 Monte Carlo in 1993 and putting newly-bought "mindsize" into my CD player for the first time in Cape May Court House, NJ after leaving the bookstore with it. Fantastic EP and I look forward to more! Michael Gross
This album is so gorgeous it makes me cry. Also rhythmic inspiration for days...
Superficially it's '90s alternative' but with the drums and bass pushed up so far in the mix and the guitar playing more rhythmic patterns than melodic ones it's very Joy Division (if Joy Division were actually good). Archipelago Soundsystem stan account
Trophies proves that all the time off Luxury has enjoyed since the last album has not hindered them one bit. I'm loving this melding of 80s and 90s influenced alt rock. They just keep getting better and better. grandeped
Pure 80s worship in all the best ways. Ryan Clark, Jason Martin, and Steven Dail are three of my favorite songwriters of all time, and they delivered a flawless darkwave album in Uppers, with no shortage of great vocal hooks, killer basslines, and well-crafted synth and guitar parts. Suffy_