Apollo Sunshine's New Album

Apollo Sunshine To Release Shall Noise Upon September 2

Apollo Sunshine
Shall Noise Upon, set for release on September 2, 2008 on the Headless Heroes label, is the third full-length album from Apollo Sunshine. Recorded during the summer of 2007 in the Catskill Mountains, in a house inhabited by spirits (and next door to the home of the original Uncle Sam), the album sees multi-instrumentalists Jesse Gallagher, Sam Cohen and Jeremy Black weaving through a multitude of styles (psych-pop, groove-funk, cowboy songs, samba/tropicalia) with assured fluidity and inspiration. This is not a band searching for their sound; they have crafted an awesome mix of original material that celebrates the journey through darkness and light.

Surrendering themselves to the collective head-space and transformative alchemy of Apollo Sunshine and with help from their friend and co-producer, Quentin Stoltzfus (Mazarin), Shall Noise Upon is an illumination of love in a world of "dangers"- real and false. The CinemaScopic arrangements on the album couldn't have been realized without recruiting a parade of musical friends including: Drug Rug, Edan, Tulsa, Viva Viva, and White Flight. The result is a timely collage of lush instrumentation: drawn from home-made samples and fieldrecordings to singing bowls and jaw harp. The sounds on Shall Noise Upon come together in an impressionist tour of electrified music.

The band is already recreating the depth of these new studio recordings live. That may seem hard to pull off, but for anyone who's ever seen Apollo Sunshine, maniacally switching instruments, producing an extraterrestrial sea of tones, this is where they shine the brightest. Over the last few years they've toured with Apples In Stereo, Dr. Dog, and They Might Be Giants, Toots and the Maytals and performed at Bonnaroo, Langerado, and Sasquatch. This summer they'll be appearing at the Wakarusa Festival in Lawrence, Kansas and the 2008 Wireless Festival in London.

There is an impression you get from an amazing mix, where distinct parts add up to a unified feeling; and with each play, the range of sounds grow more connected to each other. It's these gifts, "albums" traded among friends that inspired Shall Noise Upon. It will have you believing in love, in a world both dangerous and beautiful.

Shall Noise Upon Track List:
1. Breeze
2. Singing To The Earth
3. 666_ The Coming Of The New World Government
4. Shall Noise Upon
5. Brotherhood Of Death
6. Happiness
7. We Are Born When We Die
8. The Funky Chamberlain (Who Begot Who)
9. Wolf Frog White
10. Money
11. The Mermaid Angeline
12. Green Green Lawns Of Outer Space
13. Honestly
14. Coyote Hearing
15. Fog And Shadow
16. Light Of The World

06/05/08 Thu Wakarusa - Clinton Lake State Park Lawrence, KS
06/26/08 Thu 12 Galaxies San Francisco, CA (w/ Big Light)
07/04/08 Fri Hyde Park London, UK
08/08/08 Fri The Beachcomber Wellfleet, MA
08/09/08 Sat The Beachcomber Wellfleet, MA


[Published on: 5/29/08]

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Chaloupka starstarstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 03:55PM
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Dig it.

TheGreenKynd starstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 04:30PM
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I was made a fan of these guys after checkin them out at Langerado last year, i was really impressed with them but i feel their albums don't do them justice. Not at all saying their albums aren't good though, I'll defiantly be checkin this out.

PooDolla starstarstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 04:43PM
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Hell yes!! Definately a fan of these guys and very stoked to hear they are still pumping out new stuff. These guys need to come to Cali though. Their touring is pretty minimal. Maybe with a new album to promote they will add a bunch of tour dates.

PooDolla Thu 5/29/2008 04:45PM
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Shit I didn't even notice they will be in SF in June. I guess I should have said they should come to Cali MORE OFTEN. Correction made.

ao1 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 05:30PM
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APOLLO SUNSHINE IS SO DAMN GOOD........these guys are awsome.....good musicians and hilarious people........see em if you have the chance....amazing live show

sbruce44 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 10:12PM
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APOLLO SUNSHINE IS THE ILLEST. They sure as hell better be doing some dates in the city, or I am going to have to kill a puppy.

horhay_achoa Fri 5/30/2008 06:23AM
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Sweet! Apollo Sunshine kicks ass. I love the albums and i love the live stuff. Keep it comin!

jimmy row Fri 5/30/2008 07:48AM
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Dont sleep on these guys. Wicked talented. Get to the beachcomber in wellfleet if you can, its an awesome place right on the beach and very small. Pretty sweet. See yall there

Tan starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/30/2008 12:40PM
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This will be up there in one of the top albums of the year.

jambeatnik Fri 5/30/2008 01:47PM
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finally, new tunes... i only wish they had put their cover of "Better Change Your Mind" on the album..

n-1 starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/31/2008 02:30PM
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this band is amazing, how are we going to take jambands international like all these electronic acts here in nyc though?