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The Apes keep getting better and better. This makes the wait for their upcoming album all the more difficult, but Apes founder-organist-songwriter Amanda Kleinman says we all may have to wait a bit longer. Here’s Kleinman’s update:

“You know, I still don’t know when the record is coming out. I think it might be January. We literally got it mastered this week and the thing was mixed last March and record edduring CMJ 2006. Apes are good though. Its just business as usual. We are always writing new songs, so things are always fresh.”

In the meantime, Kleinman reports to Black Plastic Bag on what she’s been digging:

“I have been obsessively listening to and watch Stevie Wonder play “Superstition” on Sesame Street (thanks to YouTube) obsessively for a few months. I love the sounds he produces. I love the way that man rocks the clavinet. I love the kids thrashing in the background. It is an all around bad ass performance. It inspires me over and over again.”

We concur with Kleinman on this one. We can’t believe this was actually on “Sesame Street.” Watch for yourself:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE]