Junior Violence: new music by Ape School

What happens when you turn loose a hyper once Def Leppard air-guitarring-prog-space-psych-rocker in a room full of Eventide gadgets, a wall of synth and a couple other folks who are ready and willing to learn and riff along? That would be the brand new, catchy drop from Ape School (Michael Johnson), entitled Junior Violence (Hometapes). One can’t really compare this record to anything prerequisite. It’s Michael at the controls at his most precise, tender and honest under the Ape School moniker. Whoa, I really dug that song! What was that sound? The best way I can describe it is Conan the Barbarian sticking two forks into a powerstrip. You have to hear it for yourself.

About the author

Abandoned by his family as an infant, Jonathan was left on a doorstep in Romania and raised by other orphans on a steady diet of moldy bread and aurolac. He found his way to the states in the mid-80s and founded several underground publications such as Sports Illustrated and People magazine at the age of 11. Jonathan now lives in Austin with a bunch of other hip, white people.