Quirky, eccentric and high-energy, this psychedelic indie-rock group pushes the boundaries of music and theatrics.

Music

To The Bardos!

80/20 Records, 2013

Nothing Vs Everything

2008

Bio

The enigmatic Captain Squeegee has landed, brazenly pushing the boundaries of indie-rock with their eccentric show and style. The band began producing a winning streak of highly-praised music videos, all aimed to accompany their full length art-rock LP, “To The Bardos!” (Released on 80/20 Records).

Referenced to bands such as RX Bandits and Thank You Scientist, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound, resulting in “a heady brand of neo-psychedelic prog... [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it” (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their horn-driven instrumentation, metaphysical lyrics, and intense multi-media performances, has hailed them “one of the toughest acts in town to follow” and “prepared to headline Coachella, tomorrow” (Jeff Moses, Modern Times Mag).

Their performance not limited to the seven member group, they have collaborated with other ensembles such as the ASU Concert Jazz Band and the MCC Orchestra to create incredible musical extravaganzas.

Touring persistently since 2006, the band recently joined forces with Epic Proportions Tour, landing them a tour bus, showcases at SXSW, and on-campus performances all over the southwest. With 3 studio albums under their belt, they continue to churn out new music while opening for national acts such as Thank You Scientist, The Dear Hunter, Ozomatli, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Parliament Funkadelic, Foxy Shazaam, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Widespread Panic, Beck, and performed at an official CMJ showcase in 2015. They recently performed on the main stage at McDowell Mountain Music Festival and on the main ULine Stage and Rebel Stage at Summerfest in 2016. They are currently working on a new album expected to be released in 2017.

Press

#1 Music Video for 2016 (Dually Noted) - AZ Republic

“Inquisitive, accusatory and, above all, wickedly clever, the recordings are as impressive as they are overwhelming, and will take time for mere mortals to absorb." – Music Connection

“When it comes to local music videos, the kings of over-the-top, all-out productions has to be Captain Squeegee.” - Mitchell Hillman, Phoenix New Times

“A wild, intoxicating ride.” -Ed Masley, AZ Republic

“A masterpiece of psychedelic eloquence” -Sounds Around Town

“An impressive new album. Captain Squeegee has its best chance yet to induct fans into its own secret society. Whether you say the vows or not, it's worth sitting in on this meeting." - Phoenix New Times

“'To The Bardos!' is unlike any album released this year. It's a delicious stew of wild guitar rock infused with Zappa-esque horns and Beefheartian absurdity [that's] capable of altering your brain chemistry.” – Java Magazine

"I can state, without a shadow of a doubt, that 'To The Bardos' is one of the finest albums I have heard in, like, ever. Seriously." -Yab Yum Music and Arts

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