Derek Zoolander himself, also known to some as Ben Stiller, is actually a bonafide rocker – having spent his formative years as a drummer for the brutally-named band ‘Capital Punishment’. Now the world will be able to bask in teenage Stiller’s music skillz, thanks to a Brooklyn indie label.
Back in 2015, Stiller revealed that at age 15 or 16 he was the drummer in a “ridiculously weird” high school band, inspired in part by the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno.
They formed in New York City all the way back in 1979. Stiller was on drums laying the beats for his three classmates-turned-bandmates, channeling the badass punk ‘tude that would no doubt later come to influence some of his key movie roles.
“What happened was some outsider music label, which I didn’t know those existed, but people who are just into weird music; I guess it’s been found and they asked us if they could re-release it,” he said at the time.
That label is Brookyln’s Captured Tracks, home of Mac DeMarco and Perfect Pussy, who have announced that an expanded version of their one and only LP Roadkill will be released on September 14th, featuring two bonus tracks.
While you wait, you can hear the disc’s very artsy and bizarre single ‘Muzak Anonymous’ below.