New England's Rotten Apples "As Is" 10" vinyl on 100% Breakfast Records.
2011. Recorded, mixed and produced by Rotten Apples and Doug Demay.
Limited to 500 copies on transparent green vinyl with lyric sheet
54 Franklin St.
Allston, MA 02134
Its not often the freak’s are up front, getting all the attention, and don’t make a fuss about it. Rotten Apples are Allston’s favorite sons for a reason though; anti-pretentious, super lo-fi knee jerking post-punk psych-folk, affectionally (and accurately) called Cult Rock, and the camaraderie they supply is not a far cry from that. The coolest people make the coolest music; in a perfect world. Well shit must be going pretty well around here, because that seems to be the case. Rotten Apples have been killing it for a long time, with a sound that would work in late 70′s New York or Mid 90′s Seattle as well as current era Brooklyn or Boston, Rotten Apples has that mass appeal, and works hard for it. Always down for anything, and coming together to play OFTEN, you will always have a chance to peep these cats. Chat ‘em up, smoke ‘em down, you’ll see them all around town, and be glad. Cause scene uniting bands are rare homie, and we all love Rotten Apples. Be sure to peep their 10”, released on the legendary 100% Breakfast Label!
They are an essential part of the American rock and roll ecosystem and never stop seeing themselves in the context of rock history's big picture. They are a big picture themselves, a bay window on the current scene of so many great grassroots bands whose music will still be good decades from now.
One of my favorite local bands, with a loose & dirty swing that moves like a rock on the end of a rope. These boys performed at Weirdo's 1st anniversary party, and they brought two live boa constrictors as part of the singer's outfit. That ought to be enough of a recommendation right there. Ryan & Paul from LA Drugs & Keith from Debo band. Loosey goose punk rock that nabs a few tricks from the early 70s country rock songs Paul loves, but also from Ryan's Darbyesque & perfectly tumescent lyrics, kindly written out on an insert for your next poetry slam. Recorded with their new backup singer Muffy, in the in-home studio of Exusamwa's Doug Demay.
-- Weirdo Records
photos by Bill T. Miller
released 12 December 2011