San Francisco funk-rock metal outfit No Captains presents ’13th Moon’, viewed through the prism of combined animation and live performance, highlighting the band’s fourth album ‘Friends Like These’.
This perfect haunt of a track features a spine-singling performance by well-recognized violinist Emily Palen of KnightressM1, whose recent stunning album ‘Dreams and Devastation’ was met with critical acclaim.
No Captains is a trio made up of Danny Sando (bass and back vocals), Vince Shore (drums and percussion) and Alex Shonkoff (vocals). Making music under the influence of such heavy-hitting bands as Mr. Bungle, Iron Maiden, Tool, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine, No Captains is on a mission to pump your adrenaline and then let the music take you for a ride.
“This song ’13th Moon’ was inspired by the odd occurrence of there being 13 full moons this past year. The story is a narration as told by the head Black Cat, who is summoning all the undead creatures to rise up on that 13th full moon to take control of humanity,” explains Danny Sando.
Danny’s nephew Matthew, newly immersed in the realm of creating animation, ran with the story weaved throughout this tune to create this fun visual experience. At the same time drummer Vince Shore directed some live action shots, editing them together with the animation to bring you a lively trip of a musical experience.
The bass thumps along in a marching feel while the drums hold down a booming tribal essence to bring the listener closer to a trance-like state. A powerful soundtrack to fantastic lyrics inspired by thrillers and monster movies with their characteristic werewolves, mummies and zombies.
This Bay Area based hard funk-rock trio keep their shows highly energetic, making everyone part of the fun. No Captains’ music is raw and powerful, offering funky rhythm and melody to dance to, loud and fast to slam around to or, you can just plug in for some high voltage treatment.
The ‘Friends Like These’ LP is out now and can be downloaded via Bandcamp, with other merch available via the band’s own Merch Shop.