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Apollo Sunshine is an alternative rock band of the 2000s currently based out of Leverett, Massachusetts.
Members Sam Cohen, Jesse Gallagher, and Jeremy Black originally met at Berklee College of Music. Since then, they have recorded two full length albums and attained a national cult following. Sean Aylward was added to the lineup in 2004 in order to fill out the band's live sound. He also played on their second, self-titled album. In 2006, Sean left due to the band's desire to continue as a trio, though he still remains a close friend.
The band released their first album Katonah in 2003 on spinART records. The album was recorded in Katonah, New York in a barn which the band converted into a studio, and produced by Andy Edelstein, a professor at Berklee College of Music. The first single, "I Was on the Moon," was released in 2004, with a video following in 2005.
The New York Times describes their sound as "bouncy 60's-style melodies crack wide open, breaking into outbursts of pummeling and feedback before jumping back into the tune. It's all neatly and cleverly plotted, but with a looming chaos that's anything but nostalgic."
The band released their second album Apollo Sunshine in 2005. In November of 2005, it was named to the Amazon.com Best of 2005: Editors' Picks in Rock list at number 5 and the band was featured in Rolling Stone as an "Artist to Watch". Additionally, several Boston alternative weeklies declared Apollo Sunshine the best Boston band in their 2005 year-end issues.
* Their song "Magnolia" has been recently featured in a Dewar's commercial.
* The band recently made a brief appearance in U2's music video Window in the Skies. It was shown on MTV's Total Request Live.
* The band once passed out chewing gum to have the audience chomp along to the beat of one of their songs, during which playing a sample that said "there's acid in the gum." (There was no actual acid in the gum).
-Sam Cohen- Guitar/Vocals.
-Jesse Gallagher- Vocals/Bass.
-Jeremy Black- Drums.