Capital City

Am I Invisible

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Capital City's first full-length album is filled with 11 jangly indie pop songs reminiscent of what one might find at the local college coffeehouse on a Friday night, but with more talent and direction. Starting out with the country-influenced tune "This Town Won't Be the Same," this three-piece (along with the help of Julie Otis on occasional vocals) treks through numerous variations upon the indie pop sound before eventually closing with the introspective and bare tune "Drift Away." The tunes performed in between are typical college pop numbers, complete with gentle drumming and somber, reserved vocals. However, the track "Receiving/Daydreaming" stands out with its eerie, distorted guitar sound placed on top of what would otherwise be an upbeat pop song. Otis takes the lead on this track, and her vocals sound more appealing in relation to the material than does the normal lead vocalist, Geech Sorensen. Nevertheless, each track on Am I Invisible comes across with its own personality and uniqueness, but the album never loses its flow or comes across as awkward, thus avoiding feelings of repetition.

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