From the dog-eared pages Johnnie Regalado:
This 10-minute recording by Capital Region is so much more than pure shred. This is what it might’ve sounded like if Romeo or Jay Gatsby fronted a grunge band. There’s a dense drudge of riffs and narrative sustained across the four tracks on Meares that unravels a story of love and thrash that could easily be a drama in four acts with detailed footnotes. Not satisfied with simply naming themselves after the regional government of Southern Vancouver Island, this band of seasoned sonic soldiers named their EP Meares — a reference to both the three best blocks of parking downtown and a storied explorer. There aren’t a lot of bands that rock and rep this hard for the way west coast. Bonus points for the fantastic limited edition packaging!