Capitol Drive
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Capitol Drive


Band Rock Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


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That Was Glorious LP - Nov 5, 2003
Why I Brought You Here LP - January 2007

"Just Fine" and "Tennessee" (both off of WIBYH) have received airplay, and "Just Fine" is in 89.7's regular rotation.

Why I Brought You Here is available on iTunes and from CD


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Formed in early 2003, Capitol Drive is an alternative rock band out of Milwaukee, WI. They got their start in basements and high school battles of bands (none of which they won).

The band consists of Mike Howard (guitar/vocals), Ben Glawe (guitar/vocals/harmonica, vocals), Dan Shafer (bass), and Alex Bunke (drums/vocals). Each member has a different musical background, and each brings his own unique musical tastes to the table. Their influences range from the Dave Matthews Band to the Mars Volta.

Sure, sometimes they don't get along...but usually they are in good spirits and ready to rock. And sometimes conflict leads to inspiration.

In July of 2003, they recorded their first "album," entitled That Was Glorious. Recorded in one take in a lonely basement, the album showed a young band trying to find its sound one way or another.

A year later, they started to work on what would become their second album, and their first real attempt at a serious album. It took two long years, and now it is finally done.

Why I Brought You Here was recorded in Ben Glawe's basement, but this time with more advanced equipment and a more voracious attitude. The twelve songs showcase the diverse musical arsenal of the band, from the hardest rock to the gentlest whispers of acoustic guitar.

These songs are both accessible and delightful. There is something for everyone.