With a vocal timbre reminiscent of the 90s and a music video that is introspective and artistic as well as fitting this rock track by Capital Sons “Pollyanna”. I’ve been following this twin cities band for a bit now and they’re a talented group of individuals with a great songwriting that has a familiar feel. The video has the sadness that some feel as they grow and lose sight of their dreams. The split screen allows the viewer to follow along with the lyrics as they grow through Pollyanna’s youth and adult life which could be her twenties and thirties. Capital Sons has definitely pulled on my heart strings and made me feel a bit more like working on my own dreams than someone else’s with this one. The video has a nice twist at the end that you should definitely check out!
The “Pollyanna” video was directed by Hunter Christy, who has directed multiple videos for stalwart independent rockers Guided By Voices. The song touches on the fragile dichotomy of choices and consequences that we all face in life and how we deal with the consequences.
Capital Sons is a heart-on-your-sleeve rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. No fluff, no gimmicks; we get up on stage and play our songs… it’s that simple.
Seamlessly blending musical influences and a pop-rock nature into a high energy, unique and lyrically poignant mix, Capital Sons has a sound that is fresh, yet recognizable.
Led by Karl Obermeyer, Capital Sons brings undeniable melodies and heartfelt lyrics to audiences, all anchored by a rock steady rhythm section. The band members — Obermeyer on vocals and guitar, John Tetrault on bass and vocals, Rick Paukert on guitar, and Mike Jueneman on drums — have earned a reputation as an original and expressive band making a mark on the Twin Cities and beyond.
With the release of the critically acclaimed self-titled EP (2005), Capital Sons has had generous airplay on FM 89.3 The Current. Word of mouth has spread and the band’s live performances routinely draw loyal fans into venues throughout the Twin Cities.
Capital Sons’ debut album offered creative pop-rock harmonies with a classic feel. The sophomore release Dirty Neon (2009) featured more heartfelt lyrics and intriguing song arrangements. “Our music is heart-on-your-sleeve rock and roll,” says Obermeyer, “no fluff, no gimmicks, we get up on stage and play our songs. We play the music that comes naturally to us… it’s that simple.”
The band’s third release, Swim the High Tide (2013), incorporated complex harmonies, Hammond organ, piano, ukulele and even sitar to round out a solid collection of songs.
Capital Sons is proud to announce the release of a fourth album, Rose-Colored World (2018). On this longest and most ambitious release to date, the band showcases a more raw, guitar-driven side, meaningful songwriting, and melodic harmonies.