Monday, January 28, 2008

Going Apes

Apes are back with their fourth full length album, titled Ghost Games. Since Baba's Mountain, their last album in 2005, Breck Brunson has replaced former front-man Paul Weil, who left the band to start a family. Not having been familiar with their music before, I can't compare this to their previous efforts, but I can say that if the Nurses debut album made you salivate, this one will fit nicely into your collection. It's up, it's down, It's raggedly wild music that will in turn grate on your ears, and then just as quickly smooth out. It pairs hand claps with electronic guitar riffs (think Peaches, but less dancey and more aggresive). And to top it off, Weil's voice sounds like a psychopath (a musical psychopath with a well trained musical ear, though!). It's out February 19th, but take a listen below.

Apes - Beat of the Double : Ghost Games

Apes - Dr. Watcher : Ghost Games
(watch the video)

Visit their website, their label Gypsy Eyes Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Nurses - Man At Arms : Unreleased, Daytrotter Session (buy their latest: Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down)

Tour Dates

Feb 12 Purchase, NY @ Purchase College State Univ. of NY (w. Sole)
Feb 13 Philadelphia, PA @ Queen Sheba II (TBC)
Feb 14 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (w. These Are Powers, Ex Models, Mixel Pixel)
Feb 15 Boston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry (w. Sole, Telephone Jim Jesus)
Feb 16 Providence @ The Living Room (w. Sole, Telephone Jim Jesus)
Feb 17 Burlington, VT @ TBA (TBC)
Feb 18 TBC
Feb 19 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Feb 20 Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
Feb 21 Detroit, MI @ Scrummage University
Feb 22 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub (w. Sole, Telephone Jim Jesus)
Feb 23 Columbus, OH @ Bourbon Street

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