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Captain, We're Sinking - Montreal [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Captain, We're Sinking

Captain, We're Sinking: Montreal [7-inch]Montreal [7-inch] (2012)
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People have been anticipating a full-length album from Captain, We're Sinking since they released The Animals Are Out, and the 7-inches they released in the meantime have only made the fans hungrier and more desperate for a full album. In some sense, Montreal is just another seven-inch to add to the.
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People have been anticipating a full-length album from Captain, We're Sinking since they released The Animals Are Out, and the 7-inches they released in the meantime have only made the fans hungrier and more desperate for a full album. In some sense, Montreal is just another seven-inch to add to the list of teases with one big difference - it's a specific signal of an upcoming full-length (The Future is Cancelled).

The two tracks on Montreal are "Montreal," a song off the upcoming album, and "Let's Play Kill All Humans," a b-side. And as it turns out, both are fucking fantastic. Lyrically, the songs are somewhat reminiscent of the Hold Steady.The delivery is nowhere in the ball park of Craig Finn, but the lyrical themes and references to people losing their faith are there. The way one line can be sung beautifully and then the next line is passionately shouted in desperation brings something honest and relatable to the lyrics which tell the stories of people in tough times. They paint vivid pictures of characters one can empathize with in a fashion not unlike John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.



The man on "Let's Play Kill All Humans" asking for god to pity him and the woman pleading for the man to clean up his act are both desperate, and you can hear that Bob Barnett cares about the characters in his voice. "Montreal" focuses on a woman with a baby attempting to escape an abusive relationship. She's another fucked up, desperate character looking for answers in religion: "she got to the part about the people and the exodus / she stuck there with a skeletal frame saying 'yeah, but don't forget about the rest of us'." This is a band that should be on everyone's radar.

 

 
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Farkasok (April 15, 2013)

Their best songs so far. I'm 100% sure their LP will be awesome!

danwazz (April 10, 2013)

I really liked the two songs on this 7". Too bad it was only two songs, as it usually is with these guys. The new album is gonna murder a lot of people's ears.

exitenglish1208 (April 9, 2013)

this 7"> most of the other 7"'s in the world

their full length is going to absolutely rip

fattony (April 9, 2013)

These tracks are ok, but they pale in comparison to the previous 7" releases. It's too soon for them to have lost their edge. I'm still looking forward to the album, albeit cautiously. Feels too much like when SHARKS's first full-length came out and failed to live up to the expectations set by their previous material.

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