BioBoston's Apollo Sunshine has been likened to the Flaming Lips, the Elephant 6 collective, the Kinks, Queen, They Might Be Giants, and Beck. None of these bands really sound alike, so which one really describes Apollo's sound? The answer is all of them, and none. While Apollo Sunshine's music may be remniscent of any of these bands at any given moment, the strength of their debut album, Katonah, lies in a sound that is very much their own.
Apollo Sunshine is a trio: Jesse Gallagher (vocals, bass, keyboards), Sam Cohen (guitar, vocals, pedal steel), and Jeremy Black (drums/percussion), who met while attending college in Boston.
Since the release of their 2003 spinART debut album, Katonah, Apollo Sunshine has thrilled audiences. Their unique and eclectic sound - from avant-garde noise experiment to ultra-melodic pop, to rock, to punk, combined with quite possibly one the best live shows you will ever see (a controlled rock chaos of pedal steel, guitar, bass, double necked guitar/bass combo, two hand-taped-together keyboards/samplers, percussion, drums and how the hell does he play bass with his left hand, keyboard with his right and sing lead vocal?!), have left audiences screaming, dedicated, breathless and unable to hold still!