The Cape May

The Cape May was a Canadian musical act from Calgary, Alberta. The band's songs are centred on the poetic lyrics of vocalist Clinton St. John, which tell moody stories of urban dystopia and changing culture.[1]

The Cape May
The Cape May, November 2006
The Cape May, November 2006
Background information
OriginCalgary, Alberta, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Years active2003-2007
LabelsFlemish Eye
MembersMatt Flegel
Clinton St. John
Jeff MacLeod


The Cape May was formed in 2003 by Clinton St. John (vocals, guitars) and Jeff MacLeod (drums, guitars, keys, backing vocals).[2] The band released their first album Central City May Rise Again on Flemish Eye in 2005; Jeff Deringer also contributed guitar and drum work to the album.[3] The band then went on a tour in western Canada.[4]

The band's lineup was later rounded out by multi-instrumentalist Matt Flegel. In 2006 they were invited by Nina Nastasia to be her backing band on tour across the US and Europe, opening on many of the dates. That year they released their second album, Glass Mountain Roads, with the help of engineer Steve Albini.[5][1][6]

St John began to release his own music in 2007 and released his last album in 2014.[7] Flegel formed the band Viet Cong; the name proved to be too controversial and is now called Preoccupations.[8]


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  1. ^ a b "Cape May Glass Mountain Roads". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna Feb 16, 2007
  2. ^ "The Cape May Curse Strikes Again". Chart Attack - Apr 6, 2005. Jon Bruhm
  3. ^ "Music Interview: The Cape May don't fear Much". The Gauntlet, interview by Paul Jarvey, 2005-02-17
  4. ^ "The Cape May Avoid Their Curse". SoulShine, 2005-07-05. Jaclyn Arndt
  5. ^ "Calgary Buzz: The Cape May Rise Again". Chart Attack - Oct 20, 2006
  6. ^ Usinger, Mike. "Cape May Explores the Dark". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  7. ^ "Clinton St John at Bandcamp". Bandcamp. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  8. ^ Gordon, Jeremy. "Interview with Matt Flegel". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-08-28.

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