October 9, 2011

The History of Apple Pie

When 2011 comes to its inevitable end, it will likely go down as the year that sounded 20 years younger thanks to a satisfying amount of grunge-era nostalgia in the indie rock ranks. Before that happens, though, there's one more band heating up the '90s revivalism scene in The History of Apple Pie. Alongside current tourmates Male Bonding, their pals in Yuck, Big Troubles and the equally oddball-named The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, these Londoners relishes vintage reverb like it never went out of style. Yet, its their vocal delivery that mostly distinguishes The History of Apple Pie's sweet tasting style of rock away from their like-minded noise-popmakers. Frontwoman Stephanie Min and bassist Kelly Lee Owens' harmonizing glides over the distortion pedal-heavy hooks with an incandescent feel so airy and lucid that they could double on any one of My Bloody Valentine's Belinda Butcher / Deb Googe tag-teamed tracks. To date, the young quintet (which also includes Jerome Watson and Aslay Ghauri on guitar duties and James Thomas on drums) has only pushed out singles with the infectiously lush "Mallory" set to be released November 14th in the UK on Roundtable Records. The bright-eyed band will be on the road for the remainder of the year with Male Bonding and The Drums in their home country of England and with that said, 2012's inevitable debut should sound delicious.

The History of Apple Pie - "Mallory"

The History Of Apple Pie - "Tug"

"You're So Cool"
Directed by: Camille Benett

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