For those who haven't heard, there is a fascinating documentary called Room 237 that was recently released to critical acclaim from the Sundance, Cannes and New York Film Festivals. The film centers on a group of never-seen individuals who have strong feelings about hidden meanings / messages in Stanley Kubrick's classic film The Shining. The movie itself is well worth a watch, but what stood out most to me was the amazing, synth-driven soundtrack featuring original music for the film from Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson . Both agreed to answer a few questions [...]
Use one word to describe clipping. ? Ok. clipping. is harsh. clipping. is the noise/rap project of William Hutson (of Rale ), Jonathan Snipes (ex- Captain Ahab ), and Daveed Diggs . Their 14 track digital-only debut long player features contributions by Ezra Buchla (ex- Gowns ), Baseck , Kill Rogers, Jalene Goodwin , and TiVO. You can stream the whole album using the bandcamp widget below. Listen. Streamable: midcity (bandcamp) midcity by clipping [...]
Captain Ahab have easily been one of my favorite bands. Ever. Heck, this blog was named after an album of theirs before it was even released. Now, the Los Angeles duo are breaking up. The video announcement is above, but send them off right by going to see them in their hometown of Los Angeles at The Smell on Saturday, November 3. Note: This is the saddest news of all time.
Captain Ahab have a new video, but the big surprise is that it's not for a song from their latest album. The Los Angeles act dig a little back with a song from After the Rain My Heart Still Dreams , "Girls Gone Wild" (perhaps the band's biggest hit). It's likely created for Ahab's ever evolving multi-media live show. Check it out above.
WHITMAN, NO BABIES, CAPTAIN AHAB, AND SEXTING ON THURSDAY OCT. 6TH AT THE SMELL, 247 SOUTH MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES. 9:00PM/ $5/ ALL AGES
For your streaming pleasure, here are the latest Friday Night Vids ... Streamable: The Kingdom of Light (vimeo) by Captain Ahab Streamable: Lazy Bones (vimeo) by Wooden Shjips Downloadable: Lazy Bones (mp3) Streamable: Automatic Jail by Jacuzzi Boys Downloadable: Automatic Jail (mp3) [...]
The Kingdom of Light from Captain Ahab on Vimeo . If you knew the apocalypse was coming, what would you do? If you're Jim and Jonathan from Captain Ahab , your bucket list includes IRL Fruit Ninja and In-N-Out Burger (duh). In the new Lawrence Klein -directed video for “The Kingdom of Light,” the duo get to enact their most outrageous impulses and basest desires to a glitchy electro backing tune that sounds like the soundtrack to real armageddon. There are lots of surprises in store during the relentlessly edited, video-game styled clip, but [...]
SCREAMIN' CYN CYN & THE PON PONS, CAPTAIN AHAB, AND BUBBLEGUM OCTOPUS ON TUESDAY AUG. 2ND AT THE SMELL, 247 SOUTH MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES. 9:00PM/ $5/ ALL AGES
Strong Killings ::: photo by Josh Lovseth Triskaidekaphobia [tris-kahy-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh, tris-kuh-] noun - fear or phobia of the number 13. I'm willing to bet the farm every single one of our Sound on the Sound readers suffer from the aforementioned psychological ailment. Today, for whatever reason it is, you didn't want to leave the safety of your [...]
Last week I dropped the knowledge egg and told you that I was going to see Captain Ahab . I was jazzed, as I have been a fan of these guys since around 2002 or 2003. We get to the Sons of Hermann Hall, a dandy of a venue on the outskirts of Deep Ellum. Jonny and I had seen The Paper Chase there a few years prior and that rainy night ended with two car accidents, a deployed airbag, and a doozy of a hangover the [...]
Short O+J this week, folks, as I’m pressed for time. If anyone is into half-naked dudes punching, kicking and choking each other under the guise of sportsmanship, check out my mixed martial arts writings at MMAMAnia.com . There’s a big event this weekend, and I’ve been busting my hump doing two pieces a day over there. You little peanuts didn’t suggest anything to me last week, so I got nothing new to report on that front. Consider me heartbroken, too. On the “11 in 11” concert front (yes, I’ve decided to go add [...]
Captain Ahab | Death by Audio | April 16, 2011 Make no mistake, Captain Ahab put on a show like no other band. The Los Angeles duo are rave-core laptop-wielders with a mostly naked dancer. Neither the theatrics nor the music are disappointing. The photos below don't nearly do them the justice they deserve. www.captain-ahab.com | www.deathbombarc.com
Recommended Show: SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 CAPTAIN AHAB @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE 96 Lafayette St New York, NY 10013 $10, 7PM If you missed them last night at Death by Audio, don't miss Captain Ahab tonight at Santos Party House! It's your last chance until the Los Angeles duo decide to return (which could be a while). Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl Grouper & Zelienople @ Le Poisson Rouge Dead Sands, Monogold, & Laserdics @ Union Pool Locrian, Martial [...]
Recommended Show: SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011 CAPTAIN AHAB & AIDS WOLF @ DEATH BY AUDIO 49 S 2nd St Brooklyn, NY 11211 $7, 8PM Happy Record Store Day! Despite all the in-store and strange performances going on during the daytime in celebration of indie music stores, the strangest performance of all will be at Death by Audio later tonight when Captain Ahab and AIDS Wolf take to the stage. Via Audio @ Moscot Meg Baird @ The Stone [...]
It's time again to look back, reflect, and contemplate... what were we listening to one year ago? Listen to the April 2010 Mix and find out. Downloadables: Tell 'Em (mp3) by Sleigh Bells Line Out (mp3) by Proton Proton Medulla Oblongata (mp3) by Buke And Gass Jail La La (mp3) by Dum Dum Girls (Baby) [...]
Captain Ahab makes videos that are wonderful, amazing, and just a little bit weird. Their latest for "Little Hand" certainly fits all those categories. Who would've ever thought such a simple and fitting concept would work so well? Check it out above, and the band's updated tour dates are posted below. Captain Ahab tour dates: April 1 - Oakland, CA @ Church Of The Buzzard April 2 - Sacramento, CA @ The Hub April 3 - Reno, NV @ Holland House April 4 - Salt Lake City, [...]
It's about damn time! We've been waiting for Captain Ahab to tour in support of The End of Irony ever since its release. The Los Angeles duo have a hefty schedule of shows on this jaunt; however, there are still a few TBA holes that we hope they fill up soon. Fortunately, New York City has it's schedule secured with shows at Death by Audio on April 16 and Santos Party House on the 17th. The full schedule is after the jump. Captain Ahab tour dates: [...]
The dudes from Kid Infinity have spiced up their live show by making it a 3D experience using technology created for Michael Jackson's farewell tour, oooo aah. For real though this is an awesome lineup, and I gotta thank MFG and Danceism for allowing Random Citizens (Marvel the Gr8 and...