Chicago pop-punkers Ship Captain Crew have announced 6-track EP “The Ocean Floor” & released a music video for new track ‘Hollows’.
“The Ocean Floor” will drop on October 9th and is available for pre-order HERE
Watch the brand new video for ‘Hollows’ below.
‘The six song collection battles currents, turning emotions under and submerging expectations. As you wade into what seems like familiar waters, you find that each step immerses you in a deeper shade than the last. Lyrically the EP veers away from its predecessor, House Of Mercury, relinquishing the inner struggle for the romantic one. Each song offers a different perspective from a relationship on the rocks, to one flush with passion, picking at bones or traversing the bottom of the ocean. Musically, the EP combines many different influences. Some are poppy, others eclectic, while some inspiration came from true love and personal loss. Each song crosses into a different genre, with Boston, The Starting Line, Patsy Cline, Knuckle Puck, Genesis and Minus The Bear to name a few influences. These songs were written on the road, in our garage and on the streets of Chicago as displayed in our music video for the first single, “Hollows”.’ – Mike Reda (Drums)
Releasing their first material as Ship Captain Crew in 2011, the Illinois quintet have come a long way since aptly-titled debut EP “The Maiden Voyage”. A growth on all musical fronts has seen the band emerge into one of the most recognizable independent alternative acts in Chicago.
With a name and reputation quickly spreading across Illinois, Ship Captain Crew have also earned the attention of some of the biggest breakthrough names in the genre such as Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, both of whom they have supported on a number of occasions.
With Mike Reda (Drums) and Roger Moreno’s (Vocals) now ten-year musical relationship, the resulting chemistry cannot be overstated on the upcoming record, with “The Ocean Floor” the most flowing and coherent instalment to-date, truly showcasing Moreno’s range for the first time whilst delivering a well-crafted, acoustically-weighted pop-punk sound. This rapport also extends to the production, for which Seth Henderson returns to the controls for the second consecutive time.
“The Ocean Floor” is the coming full-circle of a band now comfortable with their identity and their own sound; a work driven by acceptance and confidence stemming from a year in which Ship Captain Crew have made their biggest strides yet, playing a date on the Vans Warped Tour and completing their most accomplished record to-date.