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Apse – “All Mine” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Apse rocked out in an autumnal outer Cape Cod attic for the “3.1” video.  They go downstairs and get more conceptually complex in the Lance Drake-directed video for mellow Climb Up track, “All Mine.” To dig deeper:
“All Mine” explores the mysteries of a dark room.  Starting out as a simple wide tableau, the… More »

By: brandon / May 20, 2010 - 1:47 pm

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

New Apse Video – “3.1” (Stereogum Premiere)

The first time we posted Apse’s “3.1” we offered it as spliced combo with “The Whip” because the two appeared on a Double A-Side single, but also to showcase the various linked dynamics found on the “outer Cape Cod” quintet’s second album Climb Up. Dynamics that exist even when songs don’t appear next to each… More »

By: brandon / November 12, 2009 - 1:26 pm

New APSE – “3.1/The Whip” (Stereogum Premiere)

The “outer Cape Cod” quintet Apse’s home-recorded second album Climb Up is worthy of its expansive album art. In fact, it’s difficult charting the various textures, moods, and post-rock approaches contained in its dozen songs and almost 60-minutes worth of music. When we posted “Shade Of The Moor”” last year, I mentioned the band were… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2009 - 12:33 pm

New Apse – “Shade Of The Moor”

Apse were formed nine years ago by vocalist/guitarist Robert Toher in Newton, CT. The band, currently a sextet (including Aaron Piccirillo, aka Somnolent) with additional “friends,” reside in Cape Cod and the surrounding islands. Somehow staying below most (American) radars, they’ve released a handful of EPs, but the gorgeous, slow-build Spirit, which originally came out… More »

By: brandon / June 19, 2008 - 2:12 pm