FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Captain Squeegee and 80/20 Records is excited to premiere the music video to “Seek,” the fifth release from their album, To the Bardos! The music video was directed by Matty Steinkamp (Sundawg Media) and stars Shela Yu and Samuel Pena. With many different influences from Star Wars to Star Trek, the video tells the love story of an alien (Yu) and a human (Pena) placed on Earth with the idea that the human would help the alien escape so she can go back home to her planet of Bardonia. CLICK HERE to read the Phoenix New Times feature.
“When I heard this song for the first time I instantly began writing a concept for the music video,” explains Steinkamp. “I felt the dreamy beginning of the song demanded a cinematic story with a futuristic time period.” Steinkamp goes on to explain that the story shows flashbacks to how they came to fall in love and as well as an actionpacked escape sequence ending with the human male being shot by his own kind as the female alien is being beamed up. “I really wanted to make a music video as close to a short film as possible with reallife looking makeup and effects,” he states.
Steinkamp has seen local acclaim to fame with his successful music videos for Phoenix favorites, producing multiple music videos for decker., Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, Luna Aura, as well Captain Squeegee’s previous releases for “Factory” and “Shift Happens”. Aside from music videos, Steinkamp and his company completed Play: The Documentary, in which Steinkamp follows musicians and figures out what drives them to continue performing when all odds are against them. Play: The Documentary is set to release sometime next year.
The enigmatic Captain Squeegee has landed, brazenly pushing the boundaries of indierock with their show and style. Born into the Phoenix ska scene in 2002, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound, resulting in “a heady brand of neopsychedelic prog… [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it” (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their horndriven instrumentation, metaphysical lyrics, and intense multimedia performances, has hailed them “one of the toughest acts in town to follow” and “prepared to headline Coachella, tomorrow” (Jeff Moses, Modern Times Magazine).