Friday, August 22, 2008

Something fresh from Apollo Heights

The New York City alt-rock band Apollo Heights put out a five-song digital EP this week called “Everlasting Gobstopper.”

It contains four previously unreleased tracks, plus the song “Everlasting Gobstopper” off the band’s 2007 debut album, “White Music for Black People.”

I come new to Apollo Heights. I am familiar with the band’s rhythm guitarist, Honeychild Coleman... but as a vocalist. (I streamed her singing here and here.)

The voice of Apollo Heights is Daniel Chavis. And the live performance clip below really shows off his chops. That song – “Aurora Borealis” – is on the new EP. Click here to hear the studio version on my Vox blog.

(I’ve also taken an instant liking to the Apollo Heights cover of “Dress You Up” from a 2007 Madonna tribute album. To hear it, click here.)

The new EP is downloadable from iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.

5 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i just wonder what happens if obama looses?
folks are blinded by the Obamafication of America


Nice spot u have here, hope u don’t mind the drive by, do chk me out one day

daughterofthedream said...

Thanks for the share! I really enjoy their music!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Glad you like it.

michael a. gonzales said...

a review...

http://www.villagevoice.com/2007-11-06/music/a-deeper-shade-of-shoegaze

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks, Mike.