March 14, 2007

WELTER WAITS:

In Performance: Thursday, 10 p.m. ET: The Apples in Stereo Live (NPR.org, March 14, 2007)

The Apples in Stereo came out of the Elephant 6 Collective, a group of likeminded musicians that would eventually spawn Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel. While the collective's Athens, Ga., sector largely favors experimental pop and folk, Robert Schneider and his Denver-based counterpart play the sunnier and straighter side of indie-pop. After five years of solo and side projects, The Apples in Stereo just returned with its seventh album since 1993, New Magnetic Wonder.


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2007 7:00 PM
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This will be easier than driving through the blizzard to see them like we did a couple of weeks ago.

If you like upbeat, clever pop songs, say mid-period Beatles or early 80s XTC, you should check this band out. If you want angry, depressed, and paranoid, the Arcade Fire is the current band of note. Or maybe I'm missing something.

On a vaguely related note, has anyone here ever read John Kennedy O'Toole's other book, the Neon Bible? Is it in anyway comparable to Confederacy of Dunces, which I really loved?

Posted by: ted welter at March 15, 2007 8:11 AM

Homemade music videos rock like homeade auto dealership commercials!!

Posted by: Twn at March 15, 2007 12:40 PM
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