CAPYAC is a surrealist dance band with as much Berlin/Detroit/French electronic influences as jazz, funk, and the swirl of modern genres mixed in. Started in Austin, TX with a consortium of collaborators, the founding duo is now based between Los Angeles, CA and Berlin, Germany regularly featuring guest vocalists, horn sections, dance troupes, and fish mongers to elate and enlighten.
Their debut single “Speedracer” set the stage for an avant-garde aesthetic alongside chill Rhodes piano, slowed nu-disco beats, and funky guitars. With “Headlunge”, “Fis”, “Who is Donny Flamingo?” and “Baby Make Money” multi-track releases, we saw the musical partners P. Sugz and Potion dabbling in minimal techno, spy-movie theme songs, trap jazz and every genre amidst the kicks and snares. With regular contributions from saxophonist Papa Mongoose, MCs Rudi Devino & Slim Jeff, vocalists, nay jesters Oolaf, Ciceley Fullylove & LeggyBean, and percussionist/daredevil Zach “Showtime” Yanez, their live shows are infamously full of antics you’ll only see at a CAPYAC show -be it freshly griddled pancakes tossed from the ACL Fest stage, wild musical and theatrical improvisations at Capitol Hill Block Party, Gem & Jam, Wonderfront Fest and Tour de Fat or puppeteering across California’s finest stages.
Appearing alongside Big Gigantic, Washed Out, Holy Ghost, Tennyson, and more; since 2016 they have performed 400+ shows across the US, MX, and throughout Europe to much acclaim and confused smiles. After our collective 2020 pause, the band has continued to revive dancefloors with several remixes, collaborations, their second debut album CAPYAC FOREVER, and the latest fan-favorite single "GOODTIME" with its infectious indie alternative chant and French touch / nu-disco pulse. Now bringing that energy nationwide, they are embarking on a full US tour supporting Magic City Hippies in early 2023.
Covered by SPIN, FADER, Wonderland, This Song Is Sick, EARMILK, High Snobiety, KCRW, Magnetic Magazine, and more, their music spans genres while appealing to purists and everyday listeners alike. Modern music declassifiers, CAPYAC are steadily releasing new singles as we watch them real-time stretch and explore the far reaches of (most simply put) “electronic dance music” but more aptly described as “good music to dance to.”