16 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third album from this eclectic group of New England-based accomplished musicians (who first met at the Berklee School of Music) twists into its very own Magical Mystery Tour, swerving from cheap keyboards and funk beats through bizarre guitar effect pedals and pedal steel to land on hippie harmonies and smooth country rock textures. Recorded in a number of remote studios at a leisurely pace, Shall Noise Upon reflects a superior record collection and history lesson, the type of album that could only be made by a crew of well-versed musicians experienced in a number of genres and with enough jamming under their belt to respond intuitively to every curveball. The results are jarring and eye-opening. “We Are Born When We Die” chases a foreboding vibe drenched in reverb. “Brotherhood of Death” whips up a punk frenzy. “Happiness” adds strings to its gentle meditation. “The Mermaid Angeline” stumbles upon the Byrds’ country reflections. “Money” slips in a pedal steel to its psychedelic arrangement. It crosses many musical borders with a sense of mystery and fun.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third album from this eclectic group of New England-based accomplished musicians (who first met at the Berklee School of Music) twists into its very own Magical Mystery Tour, swerving from cheap keyboards and funk beats through bizarre guitar effect pedals and pedal steel to land on hippie harmonies and smooth country rock textures. Recorded in a number of remote studios at a leisurely pace, Shall Noise Upon reflects a superior record collection and history lesson, the type of album that could only be made by a crew of well-versed musicians experienced in a number of genres and with enough jamming under their belt to respond intuitively to every curveball. The results are jarring and eye-opening. “We Are Born When We Die” chases a foreboding vibe drenched in reverb. “Brotherhood of Death” whips up a punk frenzy. “Happiness” adds strings to its gentle meditation. “The Mermaid Angeline” stumbles upon the Byrds’ country reflections. “Money” slips in a pedal steel to its psychedelic arrangement. It crosses many musical borders with a sense of mystery and fun.

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About Apollo Sunshine

Boston neo-psychedelic/indie rock trio Apollo Sunshine take conventional songs and filter them through a pop underground sound that's reminiscent of Georgia's Elephant 6 collective, Cheap Trick, and the Flaming Lips. Comprised of vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Jesse Gallagher, guitarist/vocalist Sam Cohen, and drummer/percussionist Jeremy Black, the group released its debut, Katonah, in 2003 on the Spin Art label, followed by an eponymous sophomore effort in 2005. Three years later, Apollo Sunshine returned with Shall Noise Upon, which was released on Headless Heroes. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Boston, MA
  • FORMED
    2001

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