Video for Ape School's 'Wail To God' taken from Ape School's eponymous debut album out now on Counter Records. Hi-res version is located here: vimeo.com/6954357
Follow the trail of enigmata through the hallowed halls of Ape School Post-Secondary, past the frightening portrait of its inter-special provost, into the annals of the institution from which you first heard bellows of his "Wail To God", and you'll happen upon a deserted studio flickering the first teachings of Professor Michael Johnson, and his spiral into madness. The video, animated by Anthony F. Schepperd, casts a primitive and psychedelic lesson of the basest emotions between lust, joy and desperation, as a vest-clad ape-man fumbles his tenuous place in society with more primitive, animistic compulsions. A brush-up with a bimbo begets run-ins cops, batons, and a reassuring robot. It's a vibrant, painstakingly illustrated, imperfectly primal, and viscerally told story, ending happily in a towering forest of Dr. Seuss-like tit trees. Somewhere between Fritz the Cat and all those ape attacks in the news, "Wail To God" is bizarre, and a perfect distillation of what the Ape School course pack is about.
The video is animated and directed by: Anthony F. Schepperd.