This Brooklyn-based band push the boundaries even further.
The New Apollos had the crazy notion to unpack a sequence of three EPs for the summer. Last month, Popdust premiered the first link, the explosive and hefty In the Shade, and now, the Brooklyn trio are cutting their teeth on even more experimental work. The second EP, titled Against the Wind, is a dizzying concoction of folk and electronica, peppered with their classic rock and signature psychedelic sensibilities. The trippy opener Lovesick sets the tone for the eight-track project, which doesn't skimp on the intimacy or the intensity.
"While there is a common thread between the EPs, this one is more experimental playful and introspective," lead vocalist and musician Neill MacCallum shares with us of the EP. "The single, 'Lovesick,' is equal parts folk and electronica and is centered around a 12-string riff and and a classic Moog synth riff. The video, made entirely by Snapchats from friends and fans, will be released very soon."
Tracks like the club-drenched Land of Earhart (which plays like a musical interlude of sorts), the tender Stacci and the Beatles-esque closer Hanging Around frame the band's talents -- also assisted with bandmates Karen Walker (keys) and Isobel Ward (bass) -- on engaging the imagination. The images rattle past the eardrums and linger like ghosts forever damned to walk the earth.
Against the Wind EP hits all digital retailers this Friday (June 24).
Expect the band's third and final EP to drop here on Popdust at the end of next month.
Listen to Against the Wind below: