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Album premiere: Captiva - Captiva (EP)

We are excited to premiere the debut self-titled EP from Captiva!
The four-piece group has its origins in a unique setting. Guitarist/vocalist Patrick McQuaid and drummer Hank Wiedel met in 2013 during a high school detention sentence. “That same day,” notes Wiedel, “Captiva and I were featured on the same page of the high school newspaper.” The drummer was invited to sit in on a practice session, and the rest, as they say, is history. Soon after Wiedel joined, they began recording Captiva’s debut album Basement Creations.
The collective has since garnered attention in and around the Kansas City area, combining a youthful pop zest with top-notch musicianship and grooves. The guys have found themselves appearing at a number of notable music festivals (including Middle of the Map, Boulevardia, Backwoods Music Festival, Audiofeed Festival) and have earned coveted opening spots for touring acts like Twenty One Pilots and The Lonely Biscuits.
Captiva’s latest effort features four tracks, beginning with the lead single “Road To Ruin.” An upbeat, infectious indie pop song, it sets the scene for the band’s more sophisticated musical direction. “After venturing out of our individual comfort zones, and opening our minds to new ideas, we've found our stride in the writing process and have become so connected with one another when developing our music,” says Wiedel. The songs reflect the group’s varied musical influences and the sense of cohesiveness they continue to develop.

Captiva was recorded at Temple Sounds—produced, mixed, and mastered by Jeremy Wilson.

--Michelle Bacon 


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