Four Out-of-Print The Apples in Stereo Albums Set For Reissue on Yep Roc Records
Beginning on November 3, Yep Roc Records will reissue four long out-of-print vinyl albums by legendary indie artists The Apples in stereo. These vinyl reissues include Tone Soul Evolution on November 3, Her Wallpaper Reverie will follow November 24, with The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone, and Velocity of Sound in January and February 2018, respectively.
All four LPs are now available for pre-order as a discounted bundle at Yep Roc's website. The band will make a rare, live appearance when they play Athens Popfest 2017 in Athens, GA on August 10, 2017 at The Georgia Theater. The festival schedule is here. For the first time ever, the band's second album,Tone Soul Evolution is presented with Robert Schneider and Jonathan Wyner's original intended master.
Offering up "plenty of fine pop music, delivered in such a way that is plenty enjoyable" (A.V Club), this is the master Schneider intended for the world to hear and has finally been unearthed for this pressing. This edition comes as a super deluxe gatefold release featuring the artwork of longtime collaborator Steve Keene. "With many tracks reminiscent of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, Wallpaper suggests that Robert Schneider and company have inched past the "B" section of their record collections looking for inspiration (A.V. Club), their third album, Her Wallpaper Reverie, is set for a November 24 reissue. Offering a deeper trip into the psychedelic side of their Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired brand of pop, eight of the 15 tracks are musical interludes that bind the album together.
The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone was a departure from the band's previous efforts. Hailed by Pitchfork as "the band's most diverse outing, and debatably their finest," their fourth album will be available January 12, 2018. Featuring a production style that was less "wall of sound," like their previous albums, the album's bit more raw, reflecting the live sound of the band, with songs that lean more R&B and less psychedelic.
For their fifth album, Velocity of Sound, available February 16, 2018, The Apples in stereo cranked up the guitars and made what Robert Schneider proclaimed is their ode to The Ramones This set of short tunes, most of which clock in at under three minutes, had Pitchfork saying, "if you've got a sweet tooth, Velocity of Sound does provide a few irresistible vending machine snacks.""Known for eccentric, '60s inspired guitar pop" (NPR Music), The Apples in stereo first emerged in the early '90s as part of The Elephant 6 collective, a group of musicians with a shared love of lo-fi, neo-psychedelic rock. Led by by singer/songwriter Robert Schneider, the band formed in Denver, CO, and included Jim McIntyre (bass), Hilarie Sidney (drums), and Chris Parfitt (guitar). Shortly after the band's inception John Hill (guitar) replaced Parfitt and Eric Allen (bass) replaced McIntyre in 1995. The band came to include multi-instrumentalist Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control and later the Circulatory System until his untimely death in 2012. Today's band lineup includes more recent members John Dufiho (drums), John Ferguson (keyboards) and Ben Phelan (keyboards/drums/trumpet).
Tone Soul Evolution Track Listing:
- "Seems So"
- "What's The #?"
- "About Your Frame"
- "Shine A Light"
- "Silver Chain" (Hilarie Sidney)
- "Get There Fine"
- "The Silvery Light Of A Dream"
- "The Silvery Light Of A Dream (Part II)"
- "We'll Come To Be"
- "Tin Pan Alley"
- "You Said That Last Night"
- "Try To Remember"
- "Find Our Way"
- "Her Room Is A Rainy Garden (Wallpaper Reverie Theme)"
- "Morning Breaks (And Roosters Complain)"
- "The Shiney Sea"
- "The Significance Of A Floral Print"
- "From Outside, In Floats A Music Box"
- "She Looks Through Empty Windows"
- "Questions and Answers" (Hilarie Sidney)
- "Drifting Patterns"
- "Les Amants"
- "Benefits of Lying (With Your Friend)"
- "Ruby, Tell Me"
- "Together They Dream Into The Evening"
The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone Track Listing
- "The Rainbow"
- "Stream Running Over"
- "20 Cases Suggestive Of...." (Hilarie Sidney)
- "Look Away"
- "What Happened Then"
- "I Can't Believe"
- "Submarine Dream"
- "Allright/Not Quite"
- "The Bird That You Can't See"
- "Stay Gold" (Hilarie Sidney)
- "The Afternoon"
Velocity of Sound Track Listing
- "Rainfall" (lyrics by Robert Schneider, music by Hilarie Sidney)
- "That's Something I Do"
- "Do You Understand?"
- "Where We Meet"
- "Yore Days" (Eric Allen)
- "Better Days"
- "I Want" (Hilarie Sidney)
- Bonus Track: She's Telling Lies