Great Apes to release new album “California Heart” through Asian Man Records

San Francisco’s Great Apes have announced they will be releasing a new album titled California Heart this October through Asian Man Records. Here’s what frontman Brian Moss about the LP:

“With California Heart, the concept is a fictional one, revolving around an alienated adolescent residing in Fresno, CA. Each song is written in first person and tackles a myriad of subjects including mental illness, suburban doldrums, creativity, nature as a sanctuary, social isolation, perceptions of adulthood, cliques, bullying, drugs, suicide, and an ever-crystallizing and often cynical view of the world. In its entirety, the record is intended to be a portrait of navigating coming of age as an outcast, in a stagnant and less-than-nurturing environment. Although the writing is founded in fiction, it’s undoubtedly inspired by personal experiences, and anyone who grew up feeling weird, anxious, down, and/or angst-ridden in a place they wanted out of should have no problem finding points of relation.”

Great Apes last released a rarities compilation titled Grey Tapes in 2015 through Say-10 Records. California Heart will be the band’s first full-length album in 3 years, serving as a follow-up to 2013’s Thread.

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