Captain Ahab (band)
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|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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Captain Ahab was an American electronic music duo based in Los Angeles, California. They referred to their DIY take on jumpstyle and electropop music as "ravesploitation". The band was made up of producer/vocalist Jonathan Snipes and hype man Jim Merson.
They were known for their provocative lyrics and high-energy shows where a sweaty, half-dressed Merson would descend into the crowd to dance and grind on audience members.
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.
- The End of Irony (2010) (on Deathbomb Arc Records)
- Split 12" with Copy [rave002_ Ravesploitation Records (Deathbomb Arc Records)]
- Captain Jumpstyle (2007)
- The Great Disappointment (2006) (on Hatestate Records)
- Snakes on the Brain CD EP (2006) (on Deathbomb Arc Records)
- After the Rain My Heart Still Dreams (2006) (on Deathbomb Arc Records)
- I Can't Believe It's Not Booty 12" (2005) (on Deathbomb Arc Records)
- I Am Become Ass tour CD-R (2005)
- Split 7" with KIT (as "Bodahab" with Rose for Bohdan; 2005 on Hug Life Records)
- Captain Ahab & Rose for Bohdan – No More Hot Carls VHS (2004 on Deathbomb Arc)
- The Sex is Next (2004 on A2 Audio)
- Nintendoclash tour EP with Swimming is Floating (2003)
- Bot Pirate 12" (2002 on Irritant Records)
- Ben Munson (April 8, 2011). "A.V. Club Madison". A.V. Club Madison. Archived from the original on September 10, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
- "Was Love | Captain Ahab". Captainahab.bandcamp.com. February 19, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
- "Bear McCreary – Official site". Bearmccreary.com. February 19, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
- "Time to Say Goodbye on Vimeo". September 16, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2013 – via Vimeo.
- Captain Ahab's website
- Captain Ahab on Soundcloud
- Reversion, a feature film scored by Jonathan Snipes