Get all 10 Great Apes releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Mill - White Helmets Charity Digital Single, California Heart, Grey Tapes, Playland at the Beach, Live at Thee Parkside 1/4/2014, Thread, Split 7" with Know Your Saints, Atomic Garden Sessions, and 2 more.
The Mill 02:13
This is a digital only single. All proceeds from purchases will be donated to the White Helmets (https://www.whitehelmets.org/en). The song's lyrics were written as a memorial homage to Brian's grandfather, who passed away recently at the age of 105. Given that he was a refugee who immigrated from Austria-Hungary to the United States to escape the rising tide of fascism in the nineteen twenties, we found it fitting to donate to an organization that works actively to aid those in Syria. a century of spins and now this world ain’t for me just let me see the spring sun of Austria-Hungary a crippled vessel adrift in a foreign age set me in the river’s stroke, across a golden page bound to this bed where the decades tangle in my head my mother’s eyes in the Ellis Island halls and the soldiers’ boots; I can see it all the birthing room, the Detroit plumes – I can see it all the synagogue, the Berkeley fog – I can see it all the wedding dress, her final breath – I can see it all the molecules, expansive grace the web in stars, the void’s embrace dissolve to dust I’m coming home.
Great Apes San Francisco, California
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.
Streaming and Download help