Brooklyn-based rock collective The New Apollos have released their debut EP In The Shade. The collection is the first of three EPs that the trio plan on releasing the summer. Popdust recently premiered In The Shade and described it as a “a mesmerizing drink of psychedelic rock, airy moods and garage-pop.” The set is the perfect kick-off to summer and will certainly be on many beach playlists – give the set a listen here.
Brooklyn-based DIY indie rockers, The New Apollos, are not running low on content or drive – with three EPs coming out this Summer, the trio are storming the castle with releases at the end of May, June and July. The first of the series, In The Shade, is set to drop on Friday, May 27th, with a release party on Memorial Day (May 30th) at Mercury Lounge. The first single and title track for the upcoming EP comes with a DIY video that premiered on Sound and Silence, who calls their musical style “90’s and retro 60’s garage-surf.” All releases from The New Apollos are mixed, engineered, produced, written and published by the band.
The New Apollos are Neill Maccallum (vocals, guitar, and piano), Karen Walker (Keys) and Isobel Ward (bass). The group has only teamed up a mere 6 months ago, in the Winter of 2016. Unlike most new projects, their ambitious approach keeps them churning out new content at a rapid speed – however, quality is just as important to them as quantity. Their raw blend of surf rock and garage tips it’s hat to Beck, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon. Maccullum, the group’s founder, is no newbie to the NYC scene and has produced, collaborated and performed with Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers and Nick Bockrath of Cage the Elephant. Walker has also seen success with her band, The New Tarot (Nylon, Consequence of Sound, Indie Shuffle, and more have championed the act).
Now, the DIY band is planning to drop a new single, “New Friend” in the near future, as they gear up for their EP release at the end of the month. Stay tuned for new jams and new shows!
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