Apollo Sunshine Announce New Album, 2008 Tour Dates

Apollo Sunshine @ SXSW 2007

Happy Monday, dudes. I’ll still be catching up on some news and other items that may have dropped last week, and one of those was the news that Apollo Sunshine just announced some tour dates. They’re planning on releasing a new album digitally (and via vinyl) on August 2 called Shall Noise Upon, and so far they’ve announced a couple dates ahead of that.

Apollo Sunshine TOUR DATES!

June 05-06 – Lawrence KS @ Wakarusa Music Fest
June 26 – San Francisco, CA @ 12 Galaxies
August 08-09 – Wellfleet, MA @ The Wellfleet Beachcombe

I’ll be signing up to see them here in San Fran. and I hope to see them continue to tour this summer. I’ll be eager to hear what the new record is all about; from the release it sounds pretty interesting. And for those of you that missed our 55th Podcast here on the blog, go check it out to get a sense for how these guys sound live. The “Better Change Your Mind” still has as much power as I remember.

Read on for the full release.

Apollo Sunshine, the trio who’ve already wooed Beantown with their virtuosic instrumental talents, will be releasing their third full-length, Shall Noise Upon, this September 2nd on Headless Heroes (but for those who can’t wait/never-learned-or-have-forgotten-how-to-play-CDs, vinyl and digital will be coming out August 5!).

The album was recorded last summer in a supposedly spirit-inhabited house in the Catskills, and perhaps it was the presence of said spirit that, er, inspired the band in their musical creation. The three members of Apollo Sunshine, Jesse Gallagher, Sam Cohen, and Jeremy Black, have worked together to make rich, but not ornate, music, music that moves from lush poetics to Mexican horns to psychedelic guitar like a well-crafted, well-tracked mixtape.

The band’s serious chops, which have won them numerous accolades and consistently ranked them as one of Boston’s best, are also on display, and more than a few of the songs on Shall Noise Upon should become live standouts. “The Funky Chamberlain
(Who Begot Who)” in particular, with its psychedelic intro and wild keyboards, provides the freedom and atmosphere to let Apollo Sunshine’s prodigious and well-honed abilities shine through.

The result is a timely collage drawn from homemade samples and field-recordings to singing bowls and jaw harp. Shall Noise Upon comes together in an impressionist tour of electrified music, and with each play, the range of sounds grow more connected to each other, a wholly satisfying experience, a wholly satisfying album.