Katonah is the debut album by Boston area indie rock group Apollo Sunshine, released on October 7, 2003 on spinART Records. Jeremy Black and Sam Cohen met at Berklee College of Music in 1997 while attending a summer performance program, and then met Jesse Gallagher while attending the school full-time.
But Apollo Sunshine have still managed to transcend the off-putting goofiness that so often accompanies these types of endeavors (see Fountains of Wayne and the ble-by-the-second "Stacy's Mom"), releasing a record that, for all its feel-good leanings, isn't mind-numbingly upbeat, or even especially radio-ready. Katonah opens with its title song- a meandering keyboard melody sputters and squeals, dancing around a charging bassline, the entire song popping open like a burst of multi-colored confetti before folding into itself, drifting down into drone and finally bleeding into the next track, the frizzy alt-rocker "Fear of Heights".
This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/174 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 82BPM, ends at 104BPM (+22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Apollo Sunshine.
Listen to music from Apollo Sunshine like We Are Born When We Die, Breeze & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Apollo Sunshine. Shall Noise Upon, released on September 2nd, 2008 on the Headless Heroes label, is the third full-length album from Apollo Sunshine. Recorded during the summer of 2007 in the Catskill Mountains, in a house inhabited by spirits (and next door to the home of the original Uncle Sam), the album sees ts Jesse Gallagher, Sam Cohen, and Jeremy Black weaving through a multitude of styles (psych-pop, groove-funk, cowboy songs, samba/tropicalia) with assured fluidity and inspiration.
Recorded in a barn that the bandmembers themselves converted into a studio, Katonah is both a collection of tight, quirky, hook-ridden songs and an ambitious concept piece, unified not so much by any single idea as by a ceaseless gush of eager creativity.
After listening to the bands new Ep, I decided to peer back through the mists of time and give the bands previous album a look see. Boy am I glad I did. The electrically charged "Katonah" opens the record like a robotic lullaby. Most of the time instrumentals put me to sleep, this one left me in awe. Brilliant keyboards. The muli-textured, and amazingly deep "Fear of Heights" follows. So much goes on in this song, that to describe it all would take me all day (and night)
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Apollo Sunshine was an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Sam Cohen, Jesse Gallagher, and Jeremy Black originally met in 1997 in Boston, where the three were attending a Berklee College of Music summer performance program.