Early Ape will celebrate the release of its second EP, “Science Colony,” with a performance at The Grape Room in Manayunk on Saturday.
Inspired equally by the smart pop of Joe Jackson and Spoon and the contemporary rock sounds of Jimmy Eat World and Metric, the band’s music works to bring together the melodic sound of modern rock and the introspective lyrics popular in the singer-songwriter world.
“Science Colony” describes a search for true connection in a time of paranoia, disinformation and semantic degradation. Its mix of futuristic synths and a grunge/power pop fusion creates the perfect balance of tension and fun, thanks in part to singer and guitarist Nate Rylan’s songwriting.
Early Ape’s fresh indie sound has won awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Rylan’s voice often draws comparisons to Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars. The group is rounded out by bass player/producer Adam Winokur (Ben Arnold Band and Electric Farm) and drummer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Baldacci (of the Zoe Kravitz-fronted Elevator Fight and defunct sensation Nouveau Riche).
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Also performing this Saturday is 28 North and Jeff Thomas w/ special guest Eric Bazilian (The Hooters).