Apers- Reanimate My Heart LP. Dutch pop-punk rockers the Apers have made a decent career out of fairly utilitarian melodic ramalama in the great Lookout! Records tradition. Of course, with that long-running label falling apart in the early 2000’s and most of the scene's key bands either moving on or breaking up as their leaders pursue more mature career paths (The Mr. T Experience's Dr. Frank is now a best-selling novelist, while the Smugglers' Grant Lawrence is a popular disc jockey in his native Canada). So someone needs to step up their game to fill the vacuum. ‘Reanimate My Heart’ shows that the Apers may well be that band. This album is filled with hits like "Rather Eat Glass" and "Back Against the Wall" which mix the requisite snottiness with hyperactively tuneful riffs that made many of those early Lookout bands so appealing. And even the lyrically witty opener "It's All Over You Know" which throws in some surprisingly Beatles-eque backing vocals more than gets the job done. ‘Reanimate My Heart’ is every bit as good as a quality Screeching Weasel or Queers album, which is pretty high praise in my book. The LP includes a nice two sided full color printed insert. Import from the Netherlands.