Seventeen Years

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    Following three 7"s, Great Apes' debut full length, THREAD, will be released this fall on Asian Man Records. The lyrical and musical material on Thread was inspired by and pieced together from written conversations and interviews with close friends. The individuals who contributed spun narratives based on their own experiences and expressed their ideologies regarding subject matter they deemed important. Essentially, each song represents a different person.
    Co-released with Side With Us Records.
    1. Seventeen Years
    2. Arms of Catastrophe
    3. Yellow Ribbon
    4. Everything is Everything
    5. The Fine Art of Holtzing
    6. Vial of Life
    7. The Edge of Western World
    8. Withering Heights
    9. San Quentin
    10. Thread

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seventeen years of a home where ever I steer

a wander addict can’t quit – the people that risk

it’s a bond in a bail out

we’re carving a new route

through an old parched path - we’re cutting swath

through a jungle of shit



we sit silent and alone

in the green grass dichotomy

elated and unknown

in the thankless debt of false autonomy



an unseen reason – recognition or subtle treason

the warm abuse or some excuse to keep ourselves unbound

the sake of art / the song of farce

a whispered echo when we’re gone

the instrument of sage descent

and all the deaf ears it falls on…



we sit silent and alone

in the green screen dichotomy

elated and unknown

in the thankless debt of false autonomy



what about love?

that’s one hell of a weapon



seventeen years in the murk of the ether

what’s to show what can we sow

from the strain of sound?



what about love?

that’s one hell of a weapon


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from Thread, released September 17, 2013

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Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, San Francisco's Great Apes are a lyrical punk band. Music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely and quickly, with concision and honesty.

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