Captain Ahab (band)

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Captain Ahab
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Electropop, jumpstyle
Years active 1998–2012
Labels Deathbomb Arc Records
Irritant Records
Cock Rock Disco
Members Jonathan Snipes
Jim Merson

Captain Ahab was an American electropop duo based in Los Angeles, California. They refer to their sound, a DIY take on dance music, as ravesploitation. The band was made up of Jonathan Snipes and Jim Merson.

In June 2006, Captain Ahab won the Snakes on a Plane music contest with their song "Snakes on the Brain".[citation needed]

On September 28, 2006, the song "Girls Gone Wild" was played briefly in "The Convention", the second episode of the third season of The Office.

Their single "Was Love" was written for and played in the first season episode "Gravedancing" on the Syfy series Caprica, as well as the remix of Maxfemm's "Weak Condition"[1][2]

They played their final show at The Smell, in Los Angeles, California on Friday, November 2, 2012 to a sold out crowd. Also performing that evening were Toxic Lipstick, Foot Village, and Books on Tape. The final show was announced via a music video on Vimeo on September 16, 2012 [3]



  1. ^ "Was Love | Captain Ahab". 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Bear McCreary – Official site". 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Time to Say Goodbye on Vimeo". 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 

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