(JTA) — Ben Stiller was not the Jewish actor who starred in “School of Rock” — that honor goes to Jack Black.
But Stiller drummed in a post-punk band called Capital Punishment while growing up in New York, and it released an album in 1982, when he was about 17.
The New York-based record label Captured Tracks (known for releasing music by indie rockers Mac Demarco and DIIV) is re-releasing the band’s debut, titled “Roadkill,” in September.
The other members of Stiller’s band are Peter Zusi, who’s now a professor of Slavic studies at University College London; Peter Swann, who went on to become a Supreme Court justice in Arizona; and Kriss Roebling, a descendant of Brooklyn Bridge designer John Roebling.
Listen to one of their songs on SoundCloud.