Massachusetts Power-Pop/Emo Band Cape Crush Releasing Debut EP ‘San Souci’ on April 14th
Massachusetts Power-Pop/Emo Band Cape Crush
Releasing Debut EP ‘San Souci’ on April 14
New Single “Sandwich Wars” Now Streaming
“The track is a smorgasbord of pop delicacies, weaving together pop punk guitars, singalong melodies, and a wry humor that lands somewhere like a cross between Blue era Weezer and Regina Spektor, with just a little Irish folk music thrown in. The lyrics offer an invitation to escape and intimacy that sounds defiantly romantic, until the final verse when the music dies down and lead singer Ali Lipman growls that she wants to stick a fork in your [expletive] thigh.”- Tuned Up
Cape Crush is a power-pop/emo band hailing from the North Shore of Massachusetts. The band consists of scene-veterans Ali Lipman on guitar and vocals, James Christopher on guitar, Jake Letizia on bass, and Cody Rico on drums.
The band will release its debut EP ‘San Souci’ on April 14 via Ancient Injury Records.
Following the release of the title track, the band has now unveiled the next single “Sandwich Wars.”
Known for their catchy hooks, relatable lyrics, and high-energy performances, Cape Crush is poised to make waves in the music scene.
Cape Crush was but a twinkle in her eye when James Christopher approached Ali Lipman in the winter of 2021 about putting a band together. With shared influences like The Get Up Kids, and the Weakerthans, they started writing and arranging songs that explored themes of heartbreak, hardship, and change. They were soon after joined by friends Jake Letizia on bass, and Cody Rico on drums both of whose love of emo music influenced the overall sound of Cape Crush.
In 2022, Cape Crush entered the studio to record their debut EP, ‘San Souci’ which is set to be released in April of 2023. The EP is a collection of six songs recorded at God City Music in Salem, MA that showcase the band’s infectious energy and heartfelt lyricism.
Vocalist Lipman, says “‘Sandwich Wars” is an emo pop anthem I wrote about not apologizing for yourself. I wrote it from the point of view of giving advice to a younger version of yourself. It was inspired by the advice of my former roommate Chelsea who left earth too soon about not being so quick to blame yourself. Our house was called Club Sammich, which is where the Sandwich Wars title comes from. It’s got some personal imagery in, but hopefully it conveys that your mistakes don’t define the person you become. I think Sandwich Wars is the band’s favorite song on the EP. This came together as a full band song with James really driving home the riffs and all those little musical moments that keep you listening (like the car crash), Jake’s bass and backing vocals in the last chorus, and Cody’s energetic beats. We love playing this one and we hope people enjoy listening!”
Other tracks on the EP include “Sunny & Boone,” a poignant reflection on the feelings of homesickness and growing apart from friends, and “Del Water Gap,” a raw and emotional exploration of addiction and its impact on relationships.
With their debut EP on the horizon, Cape Crush is ready to take the music world by storm. Their infectious energy and heartfelt lyrics have already earned them a dedicated following, and fans are eagerly anticipating what the future holds for this exciting new band. San Souci – released on Ancient Injury Records is available everywhere music is streamed on 4/14/23.