Cap’n Jazz, Analphabetapolothology

Jonah Bayer

By Jonah Bayer

on 02.01.11 in Reviews

Before the Promise Ring, Davey von Bohlen and his high school friends were in a scrappy act called Cap’n Jazz. Unlike your high school band, they were actually good. The songs collected on Analphabetapolothology may not sound stellar by today’s standards but impassioned rockers like “In the Clear” move at such a frenzied pace it seems as if they could implode at any moment. If nothing else, these songs proved that idiosyncratic musicianship was a strength instead of a liability in the emo realm.