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Fire Apes re-release Christmas single

Nov. 19 2007

The Fire Apes are set to re-release their Christmas hit, “Last Christmas”. The Charleston foursome recorded the cover of the popular Wham song as part of the “A Very Merry Local X-mas, Volume 1” compilation cd put forth by Charleston radio station 98X WYBB-FM. The single will be released on November 22.

John Seymour, lead singer and songwriter, noted that many Christmas songs have inspired him over the years. "There are some great Christmas tunes that have been recorded from the likes of George Michael and John Lennon," he explained.

“A Very Merry Local X-Mas, Volume 1” features renditions of holiday classics and original pieces by power-pop four-piece The Fire Apes, punk/emo/metal band Handgun Sonata, proggy rock duo The Tens (with a guest vocal performance from former quench singer Kally Knight), Carolina soul/rock act The Soul Mites, hardcore metal group Belligerent, alt-rockers Moonless Moth, rock duo The Diesel Brothers, and punk/pop band Steve Hit Mike. Proceeds from the sale of the cd  benefit Charleston area charities including the Lowcountry Food Bank.

The Fire Apes, consisting of John Seymour on lead guitar and vocals, Julian Volpe on bass and vocals, Hugh Knight on keyboards, and Aron Robinson on drums, are currently touring and have added additional New York dates at The Baggot Inn and Arlene’s Grocery.

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The Fire Apes - Hey Kate! (Live @ The Map Room)

Apr. 8 2007

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The Fire Apes - Review on

Apr. 8 2007

Out now is another amazing release from the Fire Apes. This self-titled CD is a 5 song ep that has a little sampling of what makes The Fire Apes an exemplary power pop band. Awesome guitar-driven songs with great melody and energy are what's here. "Hey Kate!" has all the elements of a top ten single. This ain't your typical retro power pop, it has the spirit of early Kinks and Beatles without any trace of slavish homage. "If Things Don't Look So Good Today" is another excellent mid-tempo single as well. The sound of the band is also similar to Philly's IKE (The John Faye band). This release has just had me salivating for more. I hope they release a new full length album soon, in the meantime you can get tracks from the last two release "A Perfect DayFfor Bananafish" and "Central Park Carousel" on iTunes. Check out the links below, The Fire Apes Site has the entire album streaming, so you can try before you buy.


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