February 25, 2014

Appletop: Brave Mountains

Lo-fi garage rock goodness from France anyone? Appletop, a trio from Hyères, serves a tasty mix of The Replacements and Half Japanese. Their new album Brave Mountains centers around the dry sound of Pierre Cristofari's lead guitar.

With their back-to-basics attitude and well-placed syncopation to keep it interesting, they switch between slow moving distortion (New Again), gentle acoustic (Nikolai) and powerpop with a Pixies twist (Madonna in Love). The loud-quiet-loud album's closer Somehow We Got Lucky has written live favorite all over it.

Pierre Cristofari: vocals, guitars
Olivier Cancellieri: vocals, bass
Nicolas Faou: drums

Appletop: Brave Mountains

Brave Mountains is released thru Armellodie. Release date; March 10.

  1. Headstrong
  2. Twenty-Five
  3. Burning Land
  4. Nikolai
  5. New Again
  6. Johnny’s Theme
  7. Nebraska
  8. Madonna in Love
  9. Portland
  10. Somehow We Got Lucky

Live dates:
  • 02/28 Aubagne, France @ Escale
  • 03/15 Toulon, France @ Crep des lices

» appletop.fr

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