Brooklyn-based Space Captain formed in late 2013 when Maralisa Simmons-Cook (vocals) and Alex Pyle (bass/production) met at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York's West Village.
What started as a collaborative beats project with Alex’s childhood friends Gray Hall (production/guitar) and Mike Haldeman (guitar), grew into a band as New School members Joey Ziegler (drums), Joy Morales (keyboard) and Lessie Vonner (trumpet) joined a year later. The band’s extensive influences range from Thundercat through Amy Winehouse to Bon Iver, but Space Captain are never anything but themselves, with an eclectic mix of trumpet outros, sax solos and acoustic guitars bound together with dreamy indie-pop melodies for a sweet curve-ball of a finish. As the band grow together, their aesthetic and musical styles continue to transform, expanding their accessibility to audiences of all tastes. While never consciously setting out to confound expectations, by following their inbuilt curiosity and indulging the unique musical chemistry in their ranks, Space Captain have marked themselves out as a deliciously unpredictable creative force.