We couldn’t have timed this premiere better if we tried…“Check Your System” is the ultimate Friday morning weekend-starter. Don’t believe us? Press play and you’ll understand what we mean, as evidenced by the alt-rock band’s eloquent description,
“'Check Your System’ is definitive to the culture of Captiva. One big middle finger to the world.”
The band’s general free-spirited attitude became even more apparent when we learned that they initially came together in 2013 during a high school detention sentence. Hailing from Kansas, Missouri, JJ Ries (vocals, guitar), Pat McQuaid (guitar, vocals), Nick Riffle (bass), and Hank Wiedel (drums) started gaining traction in nearby college campuses and went on to play festivals like SXSW, Middle of the Map Fest, and Fashion Meets Music Festival and to open for acts like Twenty One Pilots and The Expendables. This culminated in Captiva’s self-titled debut EP release in 2015, which attracted a positive response far beyond the Midwest.
“Check Your System” forecasts the first taste of what’s to come on Captiva’s debut full-length album, Pay No Mind set to drop in winter of 2016. The single will be officially released on Sept. 27, but you can enjoy your exclusive stream below in the meantime.