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  • SXSW or BUST!

    That crazy time of the year is nearly upon us, and Capybara is excited to pack up the van and travel south (and just a little southwest) down I-35 to Austin, Texas! But before they go, they’ll be playing one last show in Kansas City for The Record Machine Spring Showcase Friday night at the Czar Bar with Cowboy Indian Bear, Motorboater, and Max Justus. 10pm — Don’t be late!

    But on to SXSW news: The boys have several shows scheduled for their week in Austin, and they’d love to see you! Details below and keep in touch via Twitter and Facebook for the latest breaking news!

    Mon, March 15 – Mohawk – ATX Emerge Showcase @ 8pm (RSVP!)
    Thurs, March 18 The Jackalope – Showcase @ 2:45pm (more info here!)
    Fri, March 19 Canvas Bar – Midwasteland Takeover @ 5pm (RSVP here!)
    Fri, March 19 – Casa De Gallo @ 10pm (RSVP and more info here!)
    Sat, March 20 – The Ghost Room – Team Clermont Showcase @1pm (more info here!)

  • Darin's solo project: Saharan Gazelle Boy's "Airplanes Can't" ONLY $2

    It’s true.
    Believe the hype (there is so much hype).


    Darin has been making solo albums for a while now under the moniker Saharan Gazelle Boy.  And the newest one has just been released by The Record Machine.  It is called “Airplane’s Can’t” (IT ONLY COSTS TWO DOLLARS WHAT) and here is what some folks are saying about it:

    Capybara member Darin Seal has released a solo record under the name Saharan Gazelle Boy and it continues my obsession with the Capybara gang. A beautiful record with more electronic leanings than Seal’s work with Capybara, Airplanes Can’t needs to be heard.
    -Jonny Leather

    [Y]ou should take your chance to download Saharan Gazelle Boy’s albumAirplanes Can’t for just two dollars from The Record Machine…But be warned, it’s no folk what Saharan Gazelle Boy plays, it’s bedroom pop with some dream pop flavor to it…sometimes calm, sometimes the opposite. In the end a really nice album one should own.
    -Common Folk Meadow

    Your album is beautiful. I love this. It makes me want to make a movie about two kids that are on summer vacation on a nice island somewhere who totally have a romance and in august are pulled away because they have to go back to school in different cities.
    -Mike Mohan, Writer/Director of One Too Many Mornings

    Okay so!  If you want to download “Airplanes Can’t” (DID I MENTION IT IS ONLY TWO DOLLARS), then just click this here button:

    Now available on: Itunes

    And, you know, be sure to go to Saharan Gazelle Boy’s MySpace, because that is a thing that I am legally obligated to say (I have the weirdest lawyers!)

    Please comment on this post and tell us what you think of “Airplanes Can’t.”  Seriously, if you like Capybara at all, you will definitely be into Saharan Gazelle Boy.  Trust us.

  • CAPYBARA proudly PRESENTS!

    So One Too Many Mornings premiered last night, and it was a huge success! Not only was it packed in the theater with eager eyes and ears, but it was also our first chance to see the music we composed matched to film.  The verdict? An INCREDIBLY humbling experience.

    As I looked down at my official Sundance badge, (“Mark Harrison / Sundance 2010 / Composer / One Too Many Mornings”) I couldn’t help but smile as I scratched out my name and wrote “Capybara,” wishing that everybody in the band could have been there with me. The film finished, everybody who worked on the film walked up front for a brief Q&A, and then, the attention.

    All of the awesome folks from the One Too Many Mornings crew gave so many compliments on the soundtrack — especially because it was many of THEIR first times hearing it as well. Because of their encouragement, we have decided to release the music from the soundtrack for an affordable $2, and we hope that you enjoy. Head on over to The Record Machine for the download link.

    I can’t say it enough. This whole collaboration has been such a pleasure, and I hope you all give this film a chance. Rent it on YouTube until 1/31 for $3.99, Buy it in HD for $9.99, or order a DVD and more at their official site.

    Oh, and if you do buy the soundtrack, you might just get more than you bargained for.  Like, maybe an official OTMM Ringtone?

  • ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS + CAPYBARA = SUNDANCE

    VERY FEW TIMES IN LIFE HAVE I BEEN SO WHOLEHEARTEDLY EXCITED BY THE PROMISE THAT OPPORTUNITY OFFERS ME AND MY FRIENDS. (can I please share some of this excitement with you now?)

    Tonight is the WORLD PREMIERE for One Too Many Mornings, and I could not be happier. These talented folks have given so much insight into their near-flawless creative process, and I cannot wait for the public to have a chance to GIVE BACK – to show support and encouragement as we recognize their hard work and humble efforts to create something for us to enjoy.

    So how do we support?

    Immediately after the film premieres tonight at 6PM (MST), the film will be digitally delivered for anyone who has purchased it ($9.99), or as a package with the DVD ($19.99), (plus some other really creative, hilarious things to buy as well!). Just click on those little widgets above, or visit their website.

    And for those of you who are still wondering why we have been getting so excited — well, we made the score to this movie.

    We took 10 days to set up a little makeshift studio in the spare bedroom of Nathan Reusch’s (of The Record Machine) house, and we recorded and recorded. And now the movie is done, and we get to see our music alongside the picture, see how it compliments or adds or subtracts or just IS, and we are a part of the family. And we want to reach out and ask you to be a part of the family, too. This is the first music that we have made after touring Try Brother this past fall, and we would love to hear what you think about it.

    Because the ways in which we access film and music and other forms of art are changing, a great deal of work has gone into preparing this film to be IMMEDIATELY available right after it premieres at Sundance, and this should speak volumes to the fact that we all want you to be a part of this family.

    If we can share anything with you, we would love to do so. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss anything further, (like how we got to be involved in a project that got invited to be a part of this famous festival?!) – I believe that there is a lot to learn from One Too Many Mornings’ approach, and we are lucky to be this close to their strategy that we can offer any insight if you have questions.

    So yeah. Check it out. If you don’t gain anything from this, I’m sure we can find a way to make it up to you. Thank you so much. I hope you are staying warm, because even under the foot and a half of snow that has accumulated in the past 24 hours here in Park City, I am beaming.