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SPOTLIGHT: CAPTIVA

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SPOTLIGHT: CAPTIVA


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Sometimes when you just really want to be on the beach with the salty breeze tossing your hair but the ocean waves are just nowhere in site, you’ve gotta create the coast. That’s precisely what Kansas City, Missouri rockers Captiva have accomplished with their Mid-Coast grooves.

Their sound, which is as if you stranded the Arctic Monkeys on a tropical island, is vibrant and warming, leading you to unknowingly shuffle in your seat–no matter how many times you listen to their tracks, which could be quite a few times seeing as the band currently only has an 8 track album out, their latest 4 track self-titled EP that came out last December, and a handful of singles here and there.

The band has an origin story not far from that of a 80’s coming-of-age flick: members Pat McQuaid (guitars, vocals) met Hank Weidel (drums) while serving a high school detention sentence…which apparently was the most productive high school detention sentence ever since the end product was the eventual formation of Captiva. The two rebels then recruited JJ Ries (vocals, guitar) and Pat McQuaid (guitar, vocals) to form the band as it stands today. Since then, they’ve been touring the country, being on festival bills like SXSW and Middle of the Map Fest, and opening up for acts like Twenty One Pilots and The 1975. Their most recent musical endeavor, a 4 track self-titled EP, was crafted at Temple Sounds with Tim Gutschenritter and producer Jeremy Wilson. It’s a sonic growth for the guys, hearing them record in a more professional environment with a more fine-tuned sound. The band went back into the studio last month to begin re-mastering their previous debut album “Basement Creations.” 

Be on the lookout for the band as they hit a few tour dates this summer and make sure you check out their discography on their Soundcloud. If you want to learn a bit more about the band from their perspective, check out the Liner Note guitarist and vocalist Pat McQuaid wrote for us recently. And if you’re looking to get into these dude’s music and need a headstart, or are just wanting to revisit some of their tunes, be sure to check out some of our favorite tracks by them below.

Tour Dates: 

March 26–The Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS
April 16–Pikestock in Chandler, OK
May 03–Starlight Theatre (with The 1975) in Kansas City, MO

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Sometimes when you just really want to be on the beach with the salty breeze tossing your hair but the ocean waves are just nowhere in site, you’ve gotta create the coast. That’s precisely what Kansas City, Missouri rockers Captiva have accomplished with their Mid-Coast grooves.

Their sound, which is as if you stranded the Arctic Monkeys on a tropical island, is vibrant and warming, leading you to unknowingly shuffle in your seat–no matter how many times you listen to their tracks, which could be quite a few times seeing as the band currently only has an 8 track album out, their latest 4 track self-titled EP that came out last December, and a handful of singles here and there.

The band has an origin story not far from that of a 80’s coming-of-age flick: members Pat McQuaid (guitars, vocals) met Hank Weidel (drums) while serving a high school detention sentence…which apparently was the most productive high school detention sentence ever since the end product was the eventual formation of Captiva. The two rebels then recruited JJ Ries (vocals, guitar) and Pat McQuaid (guitar, vocals) to form the band as it stands today. Since then, they’ve been touring the country, being on festival bills like SXSW and Middle of the Map Fest, and opening up for acts like Twenty One Pilots and The 1975. Their most recent musical endeavor, a 4 track self-titled EP, was crafted at Temple Sounds with Tim Gutschenritter and producer Jeremy Wilson. It’s a sonic growth for the guys, hearing them record in a more professional environment with a more fine-tuned sound. The band went back into the studio last month to begin re-mastering their previous debut album “Basement Creations.” 

Be on the lookout for the band as they hit a few tour dates this summer and make sure you check out their discography on their Soundcloud. If you want to learn a bit more about the band from their perspective, check out the Liner Note guitarist and vocalist Pat McQuaid wrote for us recently. And if you’re looking to get into these dude’s music and need a headstart, or are just wanting to revisit some of their tunes, be sure to check out some of our favorite tracks by them below.

Tour Dates: 

March 26–The Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS
April 16–Pikestock in Chandler, OK
May 03–Starlight Theatre (with The 1975) in Kansas City, MO

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