The Early November, Brand New, Sparrows, At The Drive-In, Weezer, Suny Day Real Estate, Glassjaw, the entire early Big Scary Monsters label roster and pretty much every other emo band around all have Cap’n Jazz to thank.
Creating a sound that has defined many a year for young adults, Chicago’s Cap’n Jazz were one of the first (and best) emo bands. They only record one full length (that is fucking hard to find at a reasonable price on vinyl) back in 1995 titled ‘Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards In The Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We’ve Slipped On and Egg Shells We’ve Tippy Toed Over‘ along with a handful of 7″ and appearances on comps. They split up soon after the release of their first record.
Quite simply one of the most influential bands of the past 25 years.
They reformed this month to play a little low key show that wasn’t even billed as a Cap’n Jazz show. Please play here this year. What they went onto after this short lived band is fucking great too.