The Capstan Shafts: Sleepcure Theory Advancer


Despite creating beautiful and creative music, Dean Wells, the talent behind The Capstan Shafts has played only a handful of live performances over his near decade-long career. It's all about building that sense of mystique about his work.

In fact, his MySpace page is only updated once in a blue moon, which means that arguably some of the finest songwriting around today is left in the dark. Haunting, sweet and succinct, rarely do his songs pass the two minute mark.

"Sleepcure Theory Advancer," off the 2006 album Euridice Proudhon, is as close to perfection as a eulogy delivered in 1:58 can be. But good luck getting hold of the album.