Captive is a five-piece outfit from Richmond, Virginia that blends ambitious themes and soundscapes within a dynamic, yet muscular, alternative rock format. Recorded at VuDu Studio in Port Jefferson, NY, and released in March of 2016, their full-length album, A Lost Dream: The Dreamer Lost, is a concept album that eschews the pedantic trappings sometimes found in such works, and instead immerses the listener in a unique—and powerful—experience.
The Concussion Theory
Hailing from Virginia's capital city, The Concussion Theory represents a musical and spiritual change of pace. Taking their name from the Plutarchian concept of atmospheric disruption, the trio has crafted a sonic palette predicated on melody and emotion. First conceived in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Nate Teikari and drummer Ian Ferguson, the band had a revolving door of bassists and vocalists before the addition of Burke Solo in 2013.
Drawing influence from groups such as Envy on the Coast, Brand New, Conditions, and Circa Survive, the group released their debut EP "Stuck at Sea" in August 2013. The band utilizes every opportunity to keep listeners on their feet with their dynamic songwriting. From explosive and fast to soft and subtle, each song connects with another aspect of the human experience establishing a true bond between the music and the listener.
In support of the 2013 release, the band has been traveling the east coast and making friends wherever they go. They have developed a hard-hitting live show with new material that reflects it. The Concussion Theory's self-titled debut full length album is available now on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify!