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A new Captain Chaos album craves existence. This one will be recorded by a pro & host various guest stars on guitar solos and backups!
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My name is Chris, I play in punk bands and run Plan-it-x records (the DIY label) 

I started working on solo recordings in the fall of 2004 when I wrote a song and recorded it in the same day to give to someone as a gift. I tried to write and record one song a day. I only made it 8 days. Those 8 songs along with 7 others are on the first album, "May All Liars Burn in Hell". The idea behind my solo projects is to write songs without thinking about them, to be pure in writing and hold nothing back. Primarily playing with acoustic guitar or ukulele, I have toured the US West CoastMidwest, and Europe multiple times.

When I first started releasing solo songs, I did not want my typical moniker attached to them.Spoonboy (of The Max Levine Ensemble) gave him the name Captain Chaos. Though I did not like the name, it stuck. I released six full-length albums, one split, and appeared on a handful of compilations and other small projects as Captain Chaos.

Captain Chaos discography:  Early works

  • Captain Chaos Cassette Tape
    Spoonboy's Tape Label, 2004
  • Tour CD-R CD-R
    Self-Released/chaos records, 2004
    (Would later go on to make up the bulk of May All Liars Burn in Hell)
Full-length albums
  • May All Liars Burn in Hell (a.k.a. self-titled) CD
    The Scientist and the Duke Records, 2006
  • This is CakeCD
    Crafty Records, April 5, 2006
  • Bloomington, Vol. 1 CD
    Big Magic Records, September 15, 2006
  • Ireland CD-R
    Valiant Death Records, October 23, 2006
  • The Fool CD
    Anti-Creative Records, March 12, 2007
  • For the Devil CD
    Fall of the West Records, April 1, 2007
  • Your Bright Eyes Are Gonna Kill Me For Sure CD-R
    Crafty Records, April 5, 2007
    Included in the boxed set (see below)
  • Nice and Friendly/Captain Chaos Split - Have Fun/Die Hard CD
    Sweet Now Records, January 11, 2008
Box set

All six of the full-length albums (and a bonus CDR of cover songs) were available in a hand-crafted wooden box set with hand-made art. These boxes were made by Dan Treiber of Crafty Records. Fifty-one of them were made. The first 25 were made out of recycled 99 year old barn wood. The second 26 were made out of recycled 1960 Canadian crate wood. The box set became officially available as of April 5, 2007. It is now out of print.

Compilation
  • Bella's Birthday CD Digital Album
    Plan-It-X Records, April 5, 2005
  • Live At Bandit H.Q. CD-R
    DIY Bandits, 2006
  • The Three Dollar Gallon CD
    Crafty Records, December 16, 2006
  • Night of the Living Devilock: A DIY Tribute to the Misfits CD-R
    Playground's Greatest Records/Pop Monster! Records, 2006
  • Ponies in a Stable CD
    Don't Stop Believin' Records, April 2007
  • Thanks For The Floor CD
    Crafty Records March 2008

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    CHAOS FEST (July 3-5) BLOOMINGTON special guest show in my Garage.

    You get the LP and you get a ticket to a small private show happening in my Garage during CHAOS FEST in Bloomington JULY 3-5th. The show will be Captain Chaos and 2-3 other bands and will be limited to 40 people. It will be invite/special rewards only.

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    You get a copy of the LP with a download code.

    And I will work some story about you (from your life) into the lyrics of a song. It might be a whole song, if you have a good story. It will at LEAST be one verse about you and you will be thanked in the credits as well as credited for the story you share.

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    You get a copy of the LP with a download code.

    And I will come and play a show in your living room if you live anywhere within a 10 hour drive from Bloomington, Indiana.

    The show can be anything you want. You obviously would not have to pay me for playing. I will play for up to 45 minutes. It can be a public event, or a small private show for you and your friends.

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    CO-RELEASE THIS RECORD! Do you have a small record label? You could help CO-RELEASE this LP. Your reward: Your record label logo and address on the back + 450 copies of the LP to sell through your distro.

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    You get a copy of the LP with a download code.

    And I will cover a song written by you or your band. I will most likely adapt it to by style. I also reserve the right to refuse the cover and REFUND your pledge if I can't do it justice or if I find it offensive.

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