Welcome folks. We're just getting this thing started, so bear with us for a little while.
In the meantime, the Apples in Stereo finally release their first long-player since 2002, New Magnetic Wonder. It's ostensibly on Elijah Wood's newly-formed Simian Records, but Yep Roc's also in on the act. We Rockists actually have had a sneak preview for a number of months now, and are genuinely geeked up about catching the band's live show next week at the Black Cat.
Also had a chance to chat with Apples' bassist Eric Allen last night who described it as sounding like "the kind of records we like to listen to, space out to". The term "head record" was thrown around, but I'm here to tell you with short attention spans that the pop-blitz of Velocity of Sound is still intact. Allen also told me the lead single(s) "Energy" and "Skyway" have really kicked ass in concert, and that the band has 4-5 other unreleased but finished tracks they'll be breaking out on tour.
More from Eric Allen next week, but pick up the album soon. "Play Tough" and "Beautiful Machine Parts 1-4" are my favorites so far. Also, PopMatters gave it a fine review today here.
Apples in Stereo - Energy
Apples in Stereo - Can You Feel It?