Wednesday, July 06, 2011
The Fire Apes: Powerpoppin' Primates
These simmerin' simians from South Carolina have put out a hot piece of perfectly pure powerpop. Listing such influences as Fountains of Wayne, The Pretenders, Green Day, and somebody called "The Beatles" (no information available), lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and least hirsute bandmember John Seymour also enlisted the help of top producers and recording engineers (e. g., of The Who, Jimi freakin' Hendrix, Plain White T's, and others we might not mention) to make sure the album sparkles and shines (okay, one producer is the bassist in Shinedown), to the nth. We hope you enjoyed "Hey Kate" as much as we and highly suggest you click the links below to check out other songs from this and previous albums. Many thanks to Chrissy Borsellino at Big Picture Media for getting in touch, securing permishes, etc., etc.