Ben Stiller's High School Punk Band Capital Punishment Releases Song From Upcoming EP: Listen

Capital Punishment
Dave Stekert

Capital Punishment

Ben Stiller might be far from his teenage years, but he’s ready to relive his punk glory days again with his high school band Capital Punishment.

Capital Punishment will release their new EP, This Is Capital Punishment, on Nov. 23 -- more than 35 years after the group parted ways. This Is Capital Punishment follows the band’s reissue of their 1982 album Roadkill on Sept.14.

As part of the new album, which also features unreleased songs, the group reimagined their track “Confusion” and released it Tuesday (Oct. 23) in anticipation of the full album premiere. 

In order to produce the album, the members of Capital Punishment -- Stiller, Kriss Roebling, Peter Zusi and Peter Swann -- had to get creative. The post-punk quartet was scattered across the world, from London to Arizona, and never had the chance to record all together. Picking up where the other member left off in the recording studio had a profound effect on the new music.

“Nobody was told exactly what to do for their parts, so each member's contribution had a marked effect on the direction the songs took, and what ultimately they developed into,” Roebling said in a statement. 

For Stiller, the band’s drummer, Capital Punishment hasn’t lost its edge. In fact, the band might even be getting better with age.

“It was so much fun after 30-plus years to be playing again,” Stiller said, “And feeling like I actually got a tiny bit better!”

Listen to “Confusion” below.


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