Ben Stiller’s Teenage Punk Band Is Re-Releasing Their LP & It Kinda Slaps

The thing about teenage high school bands is that, universally, they all suck. Every single one of ’em. Terrible. Embarrassing. Worth left in the past, untouched. But, as it turns out, Ben Stiller‘s teenage band is kinda… totally sick?

It rules. In a whole bunch of weird ways.

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Turns out Stiller played drums in a band called Capital Punishment that formed in New York City in 1979. The group cited a swathe of post-punk/art school luminaries as influences at the time, including the likes of Cabaret VoltaireEnoChrome, and god knows who else.

In 1982, the group recorded and released the album Roadkill completely off their own backs, with no backing or help from anyone in the industry. It went precisely nowhere.

Now, owing to the fact that the band has a globally-famous movie star in its midst, they are re-releasing that album via record labels Captured Tracks and Remote Control here in Australia.

In advance of that, the track Muzak Anonymous has been released. It’s jangly and weird and it fairly slaps, TBH.

Un-bloody-real stuff.

Stiller isn’t the only member of the group who went on to bigger and better things. The band also sports a Supreme Court Justice for the state of Arizona, a Professor of Slavic Studies, and a musician/documentarian whose family built the Brooklyn Bridge.

Decent pedigree, frankly.

Roadkill is set for an official re-release on September 14th via all the usual physical and streaming outlets.

You can peep pre-order information via this fangled fancy link here.

Ben Stiller. Drummer. Wonders never cease.