By: Belicia Luevano
How CAPYAC was conceived doesn’t matter – what matters is their sweet beats that make people want to move and get weird. But if you are looking for a bit of history, both previously played in a post-core super retro tweenie trash band called Vlad and the Village, where they would cut holes in baby doll heads and stick microphones through them. “The origin story boils down to just ya know, the whole thing that happens when you meet somebody and fall in love. It was sexy,” says P. Sugz, half of the electronic duo.
“So blah blah blah we played in bands, got together and made songs, and here we are,” says Potion, the other half of CAPYAC.
The guys behind the sound asked to be identified by their stage names to keep things extra saucy. The compatibility of P. Sugz and Potion works better than any E-harmony match. Each is half of the same beating heart — as one chamber pumps out bloody ideas the other receives the fluid of ideas then pumps back out another liquid-thought and together they keep the flow of creativity alive as they bounce ideas off each other and finish one another’s sentences. They might have been a romantic couple if Potion played more B-chords. “Anytime someone plays a B-chord it sexually confuses me,” P. Sugz says.
“I’ve gotten P. Sugz so close to becoming gay by playing a B,” says Potion.
“B is a tough key for me, I will admit.”
“Anytime someone plays a B-chord it sexually confuses me”
Despite not dating, the duo create fantastical songs and curate magical, weird, larger-than-life environments. When people step into CAPYAC’s space, the goal is to have everyone appreciate the people around them and dance. ”It’s an almost-orgy, it’s not about sex but there is a vibe that an orgy might happen,” P. Sugz says. “It’s like lying on your friend and whispering ‘Yo I’m gonna make sweet love to your ears.’ Definitely the disorientation of organs is important whether that’s via dance or piles of friend-bodies.”
“Cuddle-puddles.” Potion says.
“I want to confuse your organs to think that they’ll never be upright again,” P. Sugz says.
When performing, the two see the dancing bodies as vessels, and when Potion hears the word “vessel” he is reminded of the Titanic, which he hopes is the narrative of CAPYAC. “I hope our career is a success with a great launch off with cheesy dialogue that leads to a predictable story that everyone knows,” he says. “Then we end up at the bottom of the ocean where all the fishy fun begins.”
Sugz says their live shows provide their fun – and their food. “We’re entertainers and modern jesters and the people are laughing at us and throwing fruit but it’s ok because we need it to make salads,” P. Sugz says
“We’re entertainers and modern jesters and the people are laughing at us and throwing fruit but it’s ok because we need it to make salads”
“I haven’t bought one piece of fruit since I started CAPYAC,” Potion says.
“The majority of our fruit and veggies come from booing fans.”
“One time we played too well and were starving for the rest of the week.”
Hopefully they’ll to get more salad ingredients at their EP release party on Thursday. CAPYAC parties never fail to add outlandish elements like wearing giant iceberg-like headwear or having people in cloud hats pass out cupcakes – but they’re not revealing details of this bash. A description of their perfect party can serve as a preview of what one can expect: “First of all it’s sponsored by LinkedIn and John Stewart is bartending in a Metz sweater,” P. Sugz says.
“All the alcohol is ridiculously expensive, the cheapest drink is $400. There is this sludge you can wipe on your palm that is 25 cents. There is also a dance move called The Sludge. No one remembers how it goes because you can only dance it when on the sludge,” Potion says.
“No one knows how to do the dance but everyone can do it.”
As for the music, the two have described it as Crab-Riot, Balloonwave, Dust Pigeons, Swallow-Burp, Turbunkle-Step, Swizz in my Ghetti Cabinet, Ghetti pop, Turtlelove and Bass-Bungalow, and have worked on this dynamic EP since June 2014. “It just got stuck in the womb. You know how women get pregnant for five or six years? Kinda like that but shorter,” P. Sugz says
This EP and party may be closing out 2015, but they’ve already made plans for the next year. “We have large ambitions, like 2016 fashion line, a 10-episode sitcom web series, a full length LP all to and then a European summer tour,” P. Sugz says. “Then a series of mistakes will lead to our future demise. I’ll end up delivering sandwiches and Potion will sign on to a cubicle.”
“I thought you were gonna say Cuban record deal,” Potion says.
“You would be so lucky, except Cuban people hate your spirit and your weird nose pattern.”