Cape Cartel is a band of mostly biological brothers, playing rock ‘n’ roll for themselves and anyone willing to lend an ear. Forged in the depths of Canadian wintertide, they sing songs of fairer days to keep warm. Their debut album, Close Talker, was released March of 2018 and features harmony-heavy, melody-driven folk/rock/pop numbers with influences ranging from The Beach Boys to Gillian Welch to Half Moon Run. They want to perform what they want to hear: lyrical pop tunes with plenty of hooks to comfort the ear and enough groove to satisfy the soUL.