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Capital North is a progressive hard rock outfit from Pasadena, CA, formed in 2016 by Jonathan Farrar on guitar and Anthony Zichella on vocals. After the disbanding of their previous projects, and through missions of self-exploration, the duo came together to form a band that would best showcase who they are as musicians and complex artists.


While traveling in Iceland, Farrar visited a unique and beautiful town called Akureyri, better known as the ‘Capital of the North.’ Leaving a lasting impression on him, he realized it accurately described the duo’s current state of emotions as they strive to get back to what is important with “capital” being an integral place or feeling while “north” describes the direction in which to get there.


Rounding out the group with Andrew “Broski” Rivas on drums, Capital North has created a sound that focuses on connecting with listeners through relatable lyrical themes and honest melodies.


Recorded at The Pie Studios in Pasadena, the band’s debut EP, Sea To Sky, was engineered by Nels Jensen (Sigur Rós, Jamie Foxx) with tracking by Devyn June, and mixed/mastered by Bertrand and Eric Poncet (of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!) at Alias Studio. Sea To Sky engages the listener through a cohesive journey of life experiences including struggles with health, relationships, life, and death. Their live show completes this story with an immersive multimedia experience and dynamic stage presence.


With the release of Sea To Sky, Capital North looks excitedly toward the future and the potential of making a monumental impact in the music scene.


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