The Apples in Stereo

As founder of the Elephant 6 Collective, Apples in Stereo frontman Robert Schneider was one of the centerpieces of an underground, lo-fi pop movement in the mid-90's that quietly usurped some power from the mope rock kings of the day. Forming the band in 1992 as an extension of his undying love for the Beach Boys, Schneider started out writing well-adjusted, technicolored twee pop on early Apples records. Over the years, the band has evolved from Saturday morning cartoon-esque themes to heavier territory; the most recent entries in the Apples in Stereo catalog find the band beaming in from a vocoder-equipped UFO, last seen in satellite photos floating around the symphonic solar system originally claimed by Captain Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra. With BOAT, Fol Chen. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Tue., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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