Captain Squeegee

Quirky, eccentric, high-energy and simply unclassifiable, Phoenix AZ’s Captain Squeegee’s main goal is to push the boundaries of music and bend the rules of the industry itself.


To The Bardos!

80/20 Records, 2013

Nothing Vs Everything


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The enigmatic Captain Squeegee has landed, brazenly pushing the boundaries of indie-rock with their unclassifiable sound, show, and style. Just last year the band began producing a winning streak of highly-praised music videos, all aimed to accompany their full length art-rock LP, “To The Bardos!” (Released on 80/20 Records). After sweeping “Best Videos of the Year” (Phoenix New Times, AZ Republic, YabYum), their newest video “The Farce” is their latest release, animated by Johnny McHone of Cartoon Network's "Mr. Pickles" & "Robot Chicken." All just shortly after headlining a sold out PHOENIX COMICON.

Born into the Phoenix ska scene in 2002, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound, resulting in “a heady brand of neo-psychedelic prog... [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it” (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their horn-driven instrumentation, metaphysical lyrics, and intense multi-media performances, has hailed them “one of the toughest acts in town to follow” and “prepared to headline Coachella, tomorrow” (Jeff Moses, Modern Times Mag).

Touring persistently since 2006, the band recently joined forces with Epic Proportions Tour, landing them a tour bus, more showcases at SXSW, and on-campus performances all over the southwest. With 3 studio albums under their belt, they continue to churn out new music while opening for national acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, Foxy Shazaam, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Widespread Panic, and more.

Ever since crowd-funding their album with over $10,000, Captain Squeegee is traveling fast enough to break the sound barrier. They now proudly prepare for their next venture, an official showcase in NYC for CMJ 2015.


“A wild, intoxicating ride.” -Ed Masley, AZ Republic

“A masterpiece of psychedelic eloquence” -Sounds Around Town

“An impressive new album. Captain Squeegee has its best chance yet to induct fans into its own secret society. Whether you say the vows or not, it's worth sitting in on this meeting." - Phoenix New Times

“'To The Bardos!' is unlike any album released this year. It's a delicious stew of wild guitar rock infused with Zappa-esque horns and Beefheartian absurdity [that's] capable of altering your brain chemistry.” – Java Magazine

“To the Bardos!' is a captivating mix of prog-rock, psychedelic rock and acid jazz." – The Arizona Republic

"I can state, without a shadow of a doubt, that 'To The Bardos' is one of the finest albums I have heard in, like, ever. Seriously." - Yab Yum Music and Arts



80/20 Records
Michael Zimmerlich