Apollo Sunshineâ€™s brand-new full-length, Shall Noise Upon, is out today on Headless Heroes. The album finds the multi-talented trio skillfully displaying their versatility throughout the 16 tracks, from the driving electric â€œ666: The Coming Of The New World Governmentâ€ to the harmony-laden â€œSinging To The Earth (To Thank Her For You)â€ to the deceptively unadorned â€œMoney,â€ a truly beautiful record that marries the talents of Apollo Sunshine with their energy and passion.
Check out the exclusive live acoustic version of â€œMoney,â€ courtesy of Imeem, here.
The band is also pleased to announce a fall tour in support of Shall Noise Upon, the first extended run of dates since their tour with Dr. Dog last fall.Â The trio will play two very intimate performances at the Brooklyn art space Monkey Town on September 15 and 16 before embarking on a cross-country route, stopping everywhere from Los Angeles and Chicago to Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, and Norman, OK, with plenty more dates to come.
Download â€œSinging To The Earth (To Thank Her For You)â€ here.
Apollo Sunshine Tour Dates
Sep 13 Cambridge, MA @ Newbury Comics (in-store performance)
Sep 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Sound Fix (acoustic in-store performance)
Sep 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Monkey Town
Sep 16 Brooklyn, NY @ Monkey Town
Sep 19 Andover, MA @ Andover Town Hall
Sep 26 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Oct 3 Fairfield, CT @ The Field
Oct 8 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 9 Washington, DC @ DC9
Oct 14 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
Oct 15 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Oct 17 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern,
Oct 18 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct 19 Norman, OK @ Opolis
Oct 24 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Oct 27 Columbus, OH @ The Basemen
Oct 29 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
Oct 30 Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct 31 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
More dates TBA
What people are saying about Shall Noise Upon:
â€œApollo Sunshineâ€™s third albumâ€¦revels in the trappings of a time-stamped delirium: echo-trippy vocals, analog keyboards, British accents, fuzz-tone guitarsâ€¦Playing many different instruments, sometimes switching off to one another, [the band members] forge a slippery continuity out of messy glory. Sometimes they also manage beauty.” â€“ The New York Times
“Apollo Sunshine blends ’60s psychedelic folk with the arena rock hugeness of the ’70s and the lo-fi noise pop aesthetics of ’90s groups like My Bloody Valentine or the Olivia Tremor Control. The cover art for the Boston, Mass.-based trio’s third record, Shall Noise Upon, depicts a Jackson Pollock-like, color-splattered globe surrounded by constellations of religious and spiritual icons from every corner of the earth. The image suggests the record somehow takes the disparate cultures of a large world and unifies them into a single, genre-breaking, stargazing album. It may seem like an impossibly lofty goal, but the songs deliver.” â€“ NPR’s Second Stage
“The disc-opening â€˜Breezeâ€™ fades into a shimmering exotica that melts easily into dripping sunshine folk, harmonies then tipping into layered harps. Everywhere, thereâ€™s gorgeous atmosphere, like the evocatively celestial instrumental â€˜Green, Green Lawns of Outer Space,â€™ and later, Sam Cohenâ€™s swelling pedal steel cutting through â€˜Fog and Shadow.â€™” â€“ Paste Magazine
“Apollo Sunshine have discovered a way to make everything from harmonica-fueled psych-folk (â€˜Brotherhood of Deathâ€™) to a stripped-down acoustic ballad (â€˜Mondayâ€™) work on an album that sound timeless without the nostalgic clichÃ©s often associated with that adjective.” â€“ Alternative Press
“…pretty much everything you really want in a great rock trio…â€ â€“ JamBase.com