Captain of Industry

Captain of Industry


Captain of Industry has crafted the best debut rock album to come out of Dayton in years, and it's one of my favorite 2003 releases in any genre." -Don Thrasher (Guided By Voices and Swearing at Motorists)


A bold attempt to alter indie rock sensiblity, this band is as stylistically-diverse as you'll find and absolutely brilliant.

Captain of Industry was formed in 2002 by vocalist / keyboardist Nathan Peters, guitarist Kevin Oldfield, bassist Ian Sperry and drummer John Lakes in the often overlooked indie rock mecca, Dayton, Ohio. The group began with no
pretense other than a commitment to musical expression in all its forms. Captain of Industry had created their own unique sound and style, combining the diverse talents and tastes of each member.

In 2004, Captain has been hard at work building a solid fan base throughout the Midwest and East Coast, getting great radio airplay, and playing with
such acts as Enon, The Slackers, and members of Superdrag and Howlin’ Maggie. In September, Captain of Industry played The MidPoint Festival in Cincinnati, and was named one of the top 20 acts to see. The band is also preparing to release the music video for the song “Under My Belt” which is directed by The WB’s Michael Yates, and it will become the centerpiece of a multimedia press kit featuring studio and live footage, behind the scenes at the video shoot, and of course lots of music and info about the band. The video is already finished, and we expect our DVD to be completed in the next two months.

Captain of Industry's debut CD is gaining momentum as well with radio support from Team Clermont, digital distribution by The Orchard, online physical sales through and CD Baby, and tours and promotion from Team Evil Records and Do Tell Records.

Catch Captain of Industry this fall as they tour the Midwest and East Coast, including The Slackers CD release party this fall at NYC's own Bowery Ballroom.


2003 - Captain of Industry self-titled debut album
2004 - Wright State "Team Evil Now" compilation

Streaming is available from,,, and soon to be full digital distribution through The Orchard (iTunes, Napster, etc).

Set List

Sets are typically 45 minutes, but a vast repertoire allows a significantly longer set if required. Occasional cover songs.