Time Out Ratings :

<strong>Rating: </strong>4/5

Losing and replacing a member is usually no big deal for an indie band. But when it’s the lead singer, who’s been up front for six years, that’s kind of bananas (sorry). On their fourth album, Apes pull it off: New vocalist Breck Brunson’s high, glassy tone is a great fit with the guitarless Washington, D.C., quartet’s wild sounds (from protometal and psych to sci-fi-tinged new wave). What hasn’t changed is Apes’ neat balance of goofiness and raw power.

—Mike Wolf

Apes play Cake Shop Thu 14.

Ghost Games (Gypsy Eyes)