Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Fans of the now defunct, but much loved, Melbourne band Lavto Ovo can rejoice. Jono, Jim and Angela have got themselves a new band called Capgras Family *. The cerebral-pop leanings and off-centre melodies return, but with a fraction more maturity, meloncholy and downtempo ambience. The band themselves point to Yo La Tengo, Broadcast and Broken Social Scene as possible sonic-touchstones.
Caprgras Family have been busy doing smaller shows around town (they play October 17th at The Curtin in Carlton) and recording with with Neil Thomason. There's of course some tunes and gig dates on the Capgras Family myspace.
* Oh, that isn't a picture of the band above, but according to wikipedia: "The Capgras delusion (or Capgras syndrome) is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor." Funny.