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  • FRIENDS!

    We finally made it! We are back in Kansas City after 3 months of living in the van (& occasionally playing some shows for some people), we have recharged our capybatteries, and THERE IS SO MUCH EXCITING NEWS we can’t wait to share.

    For starters, since the day we returned, we have been hard-at-work throwing together a makeshift studio in the spare bedroom of Nathan’s house, laying down some new tracks for this amazing movie One Too Many Mornings. A little less than a month ago, our friends Anthony Deptula and Mike Mohan approached us, asking if we would like to compose some awesome new music for their awesome new movie, which would wrap just before the final deadline to submit the film for consideration of Sundance 2010.

    Just a few days ago, Sundance posted their list of selections for the upcoming festival, andOTMM got their official invitation to The ‘Dance! After a short phone call in which I took the opportunity to ask Mike if he hadn’t hired somebody else like Yanni already to finish the score after hearing the news, we are still in disbelief that they want to use our new music to help them premiere this incredible film in front of such an excited audience in late-January of next year. We have such great friends.

    Which brings me to my next point. We met the most famous-est REAL capybara ever. And we sang it a song.

    I’m hyperventilating now, so I need to stop talking about all of this exciting stuff – but stay tuned, because there is plenty of news to come.  And if you live near Kansas City, come help us celebrate our first show back as apart of the Record Machine showcase this Friday night (12/11)  at the Czar Bar with some more friends. We would love to see your smiling faces. Oh, here is that video!

  • Three Months? Huh?

    Tonight’s show at The Mohawk is Capybara’s last pure venue show of this tour. It’s been eleven weeks, and we have one more to go. After tonight, all of our Austin shows will be at The Dobie Theater (which is a movie theater), and then we’ve got a Dallas house show and a show in Houston at a restaurant/venue. I can’t believe we’ve finally come to the end of this tour! Three months in tour-time is basically three-years in regular time.

    It’s fitting that the most important thing we’ve done all tour is going to happen during our last week. Tomorrow. We. Are. Going. To meet. A real capybara. His name is Caplin Rous, and he is possibly the most famous capybara on all of YouTube. Here he is eating a popsicle:

    Yeah. We’re going to be doing that tomorrow. It just so happens that Caplin and his owner live just outside of Austin. We are going to film the whole meeting and try to play him a song and hopefully that footage will eventually make it to your eyes.

    Okay! That is basically everything I am excited about or everything I have been excited about. I hope this tides you over, internet. We miss you. No, not you, internet. We see you plenty. We miss everyone else.

  • The boys in Capybara are super psyched to announce their very first remix contest!  Submit your own remix of “The Wimp” to win great prizes from The Record MachineMushpot Records / and Team Clermont.  The stakes are high, people.  The world’s largest gummy bear hangs in the balance, and it could be YOURS.

    The deadline for this contest is December 1st. To submit, please send your song in mp3 format to remix@therecordmachine.net.  To grab the original, vocal, and instrumental files, hop on over to The Record Machine’s website here.

  • We Love You So!

    We were very excited here at Camp Capybara to learn that “The Wimp” was recently featured on a mix tape put out by The World’s Best Ever, alongside tracks from stellar artists like Jens Lekman, Karen O, and Arcade Fire.  The mix was curated by We Love You So, a collaborationbetween Spike Jonze, Dallas Clayton, Graham Kolbeins, Molly Young, and Matt Rubin.

    We couldn’t be more thrilled!

    Download the mix tape here, or here on Gorilla vs Bear, which includes the Where the Wild Things Are trailer version of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”!

  • If you love public access television shows circa 1989, giant cardboard cutouts of Shaquille O’Neal, and some raucous good times, then you’re in luck.  Capybara just posted a hilarious new video of “Cutaway Kid,” off their debut album Try Brother.  Check it out below, featuring Freaky Deeky.