2 years ago

Marijuana called me on the phone a long time ago. I hung up. It left a message.

Junior Violence LP out August 7. ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ 7” revealed today.

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Ape School ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ 

Begun as a drunken strum into a tape recorder, ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ is your forged hall pass for Ape School, the moniker for Michael Johnson and his prodigious musical output. Spawned five years ago in the wake of former bands Lilys and Holopaw (and while Johnson was playing alongside fellow Philadelphians Kurt Vile and War on Drugs), Ape School is on the cusp of sonic apocalypse with Junior Violence, the new album coming this August from Hometapes. ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ is your first drag.

PRE-ORDER: Ape School ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ 7” 
(b/w “Blame Mark Griffey”) 

**Order now and receive an instant-grat download of the 7” upon order confirmation**

The ‘Marijuana’s on the Phone’ 7” is limited to 1000 hand-assembled copies. In addition to a heavyweight two-color cover printed with lyrics, two bewitching transparencies (featuring drawings by Freegums) are slipped into the PVC jacket over the young visages of Michael Johnson and Mark Griffey themselves. See the front and back cover above. We made this 7” alongside Needless Records, the Florida-based 7” label that’s home to Jacuzzi Boys, Woven Bones, and more.


6/16/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
with Asobi Seksu, EXITMUSIC, and Field Mouse (Northside Festival)

7/18/12 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge 
with Lotus Plaza

8/17/12 - Philadelphia, PA @  Johnny Brenda’s
Junior Violence record release show