by Editors' Picks

Jesse: It's been a few years since I've been blown away by an album's sheer ballsiness, but I can't stop spinning Capillary Action's new album, So Embarassing Hailing from Philadelphia, PA (and many other places), the group defies definition: metal riffs give way to traditionalist free jazz, soaring melodies topple down onto absurdist freak out moments layered on top of samba beats. Phil Spector–like arrangements contrast with sludge metal. And on record, they pooled in at least fifteen people to fill out their vision – strings and horns, extra guitars and keys, upright bass and auxiliary percussion. You can check out three songs on their MySpace page as well as a slew of tour dates.