The Capitol Electronic Press Kit
Our Story: Bringing Back The Funk
Out of Austin, Texas, The Capitol leads the funk back into the popular music landscape. The Capitol sound is a mix of old and new; a rebirth of the glory age of the funk of the 1970s when large ensembles like Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power dominated the nation’s airwaves. The Capitol’s brand of funk is tailored to today’s listener through careful attention to pop-inspired songwriting while paying mind to the modern influence of hip-hop, r&b, and neo-soul.
January 2020, the band’s long awaited debut single “Vaporize” landed on all major streaming platforms. Recorded and mixed at Antimatter Studios, the release was celebrated with a headlining date at the legendary Antones Nightclub in downtown Austin. The success of “Vaporize” led The Capitol to be accepted as an official performer for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival before the fest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 2021 saw the release of the group’s second single “Let’s Dance.” Recorded with Emmy winning audio engineer Matt Parmenter at Ice Cream Factory Studios. The band celebrated the release with a co-headline at Empire Garage alongside Flyjack and 2019 Austin Music Awards winner for “Best Horns”- Big Wy’s Brass Band.
The band has enjoyed many exciting opportunities such as performing alongside well-respected funk & soul artists such as: A-Town GetDown, The Nightowls, Tomar and the FC’s, and Brownout. Their 3rd single “Summer Rain” was released in October of 2021, and was followed by the band’s brief cameo performing “Vaporize” live on the Season 6 finale of the popular Netflix original program “Queer Eye” released worldwide on December 30th of 2021.
Most recently, The Capitol is coming off performing as an official showcasing artist for the 2022 SXSW Music Festival.
Third Single: "Summer Rain"
Second Single "Let's Dance"
Debut Single "Vaporize"
SOCIAL MEDIA & STREAMING LINKS
STAGE PLOT & INPUT LIST