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Apache Dropout

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Apache Dropout

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Location:Bloomington, Indiana
Year(s):2009 - 2011
Categorized as:Indie Rock
Members:Sonny Alexander
Nathan Warrick
Seth Mahern
Website:apachedropout.bandcamp.com/
Label:Family Vineyard
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Total Request:5405 (4433 downloads, 972 plays)
Since Mon Oct 16:11 (6 downloads, 5 plays)
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Apache Dropout is a full on lysergic boogie trio from Southern Indiana who’ve self-released a handful of recordings while touring the sub-U.S. during the past couple years. Finally, their debut LP is here to catch you up with their three-minute-&-less anthems crafted of ‘60s
epoch fuzz. With just guitar/bass/drums they channel soul melodies, primitive rock thump and blasted solos that are soaked in the dimethyl-trip of teenage visions (see songs "Sam Phillips Rising" ...  read more

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2459 requests

 2011, Family Vineyard,

Side A of Apache Dropout's debut self-titled LP

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    I'm So Glad
     
     
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    Teenager
     
     
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    Nothing In My Hand
     
     
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    It's a Nightmare
     
     
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    Sam Phillips Rising
     
     
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    Run Peacock Run
     
     

 
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 2013, Family Vineyard Records,

This is not a "new" Apache Dropout platter, but an archival sidestep into the Fugs n' fried view of their early beginnings. Before the Indiana trio cemented their unique red-level, distorto proto-punk they focused on a more obliterated bent on traditional forms. Fiddle, distortion and echo drive most of these songs, as sung by Sonny Blood, that tout distrust of banks, ballot uncertainties and magnetic heads. It's a bleaker vision than the recent Bubblegum Graveyard LP on Trouble in Mind, even with the blownout take on Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" and hints of Holy Modal Rounders to Kim Fowley doused throughout these sides.

Culled from the group's first two Magnetic South cassettes -- Cha Cha Cha in 2008 and Lysergic Caveman Choogle issued a year later -- the 10 songs are equally formed by their recording in a grain silo and the group's Magnetic South studio as much as the songwriting.

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    Don't Trust Banks
     
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    I'm So Glad
     
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    Memphis, Tennessee
     
 
 

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