Geek is proud to present “Sentimental Ape” the second video in (Charles)Book&Record’s triptych of videos introducing the new band to the world. (The first video premiered on Juxtapoz).
(Charles)Book&Record is the mysterious new musical endeavor of San Diego’s Zack Wentz, who previously made a lot of really intense, futuristic music in the criminally underrated Kill Me Tomorrow. Also a former member of Tender Buttons and The Dabbers, Wentz joined forces with his wife and Dabbers band mate Shelby Gubba and engineer Taj Easton to create (Charles)Book&Record.
I can’t really describe their sound better than the band does: there is no doubt that (Charles)Book&Record have created some intoxicating “sci-fi-surrealist-soul.” Their debut album Leftover Magic will be released digitally in January and will feature all three songs from the triptych.
Wentz, who is never really satisfied to simply release music (Kill Me Tomorrow’s album The Garbageman and the Prostitute was accompanied by a stellar novel of the same name. It’s out of print, but you can get it used at Amazon has big plans for (Charles)Book&Record. Most notably Wentz and Easton are creating a serialized film based on the record entitled Bad Dreamer. (In related news, Easton and Wentz were also commissioned to create a soundtrack for the short Andy Mingo film Romance, based on a short story by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), which debuts in London at the Raindance Film Festival this fall.)
Without any further ado, here’s “Sentimental Ape”: