WL//WH Video of the Day: CAPOCANNONIERE “Vértigo”


Comprised of Rubén Ortega (bass), Luis Gionel (drums), Isaías Ornelas (vocals, guitar) and Kevin Cervera (vocals, guitar), CAPOCANNONIERE is a Mexican band of four football fanatics from León with an Italian name that, like ‘Pichichi’ in Spain, designates the top scorer of the Italian Championship.

Fresh from their Self/Titled debut album, 8 hypnotic and melancholic songs replete of dreamy and nostalgic warm guitar pop with its vibrant intertwining of sparkling and piercing, reverb-strewn, jangly guitar lines along an abrasive and driving post-punk soul, the quartet have just dropped the music video, produced by Revive and directed by Fabián Hernández, for “Vértigo”.

Thoughtful, delicate guitar strings prickle and linger nostalgic New Order-esque vibes, building hazy reverbed layers that bleed and ring into the throbbing bass pulses and steady, trotting beats for sad, dreamy male vocals to release high airy choral cries of anxious memories into the glistening, emotional whining 6-string driven realms of anger, remorse, and betrayal.

Dramatic close-up camera shots and action overlays form an intense bonding of will and rivalry between two fútbol teams in a final showdown.  A restless night spent holding a beloved soccer ball builds nervous anticipation for the star kicker whose introspective psyche out signals the end of a season. Fancy footwork and cutthroat skills transition the big face-off leading one team to victory and the other to defeat, set against the lush green fields and snow-capped mountains of León Guanajuato, México.

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