Category Archives: The Apples in Stereo

Film School: Hideout

Film School (the band) released their latest album, Hideout, last week. I’m still going through it to establish an opinion. I’m pretty certain I like it. It sounds an awful lot like The Cure, but that’s a good thing. Seems everyone wants to sound like The Cure these days. Hooray!

There aren’t any new videos from Hideout yet. Here’s 11:11 from last years self titled release:

Pretty blatant Cure rip off sound. Hooray again!!!!

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New from Black Francis (Frank Black, whatever…): Bluefinger

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¬†The dude is a legend no matter what he’s calling himself. I loved “Teenager of the Year” and “Frank Black”. “Bluefinger” is a return to the quirkiness that made The Pixies and Frank Black’s early solo albums so much fun.

“Bluefinger” is a rockin’ good time.

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble, of Idlewild fame, released a solo album earlier this year entitled My Secret Is My Silence. It’s a real contender for The Figurehead’s top album of the year right now – it’s that good.

Here’s a video of Roddy and friends performing a laid back version of the title track:

It’s SCOTTISH!!!!!!

Ships passing in the night: The Figurehead vs. Modest Mouse and Band of Horses

The Figurehead and an entourage of indie rock lovin’ pals are seeing Monsieur Isaac Brock, Johnny Marr, and the rest of Modest Mouse along with Band of Horses tonight at the Ryman in Nashville. The Figurhead promises to behave (insert eye roll here).

 LETTERMAN APPEARANCES:

and Band of Horses….

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I’ve become obsessed with this little Canadian indie band lately. I wanted to post a vid from the new album In Our Bedroom After the War, but I can’t find one online. So we’ll just go with a classic instead. Enjoy Your Ex-Lover is Dead from their previous release Set Yourself On Fire (don’t let the titles scare you away – also, don’t let the weird beginning of the vid scare you away either):

Best of 2007 (so far)

Half way through the year seems like a logical time to release our “Best of 2007 (so far)” list. I polled a group of five music lovers (including myself) – used a super secret scientific process to crunch the numbers to come up with our top 5 albums of 2007 (so far).

1. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

2. Interpol – Our Love to Admire

3. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger

4. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

5. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova at Sundance

This is one of several songs that Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova contributed to the soundtrack of the film “Once”. I love this vid, because it’s so raw…Glen and Marketa standing in the snow with one guitar and their voices. I like to imagine myself standing there with them, hands tucked into my pockets, my nose red from the cold, just hanging out listening to two old friends.

You might remember Glen as the guitartist in the film “The Commitments”. Oh yeah, he’s also the lead singer of The Frames.