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Guess which lyrical twins are back in studio mode working on their next album? Not the Cocteau Twins but it’s a good guess considering that guitarist Robin Gurthie produced their debut album White Music for Black People. Still don’t know? How about brothas Daniel and Danny Chavis of Apollo Heights who are currently working on their sophomore release Shocking fuzz of your Electric Fur. It was my pleasure to spend an evening with these wild rockers running around Williamsburg shining bright lights in their faces while catching up, catching drinks and getting right down to business.

A sneak peek into one of their new singles suggest that Shocking Fuzz might be an expression of melancholy but the kind that makes you satisfied wallowing in your own self-pity. Interested in checking it out? They have two big shows coming up at the Highline Ballroom and on May 2nd Irving Plaza with Echo and the Bunnymen. No info yet on an expected release date but Apollo are definitely back and black.

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Apollo Heights is White Music for Black People, but all are welcome! Come practice your Japanese conversational skills with The Chavis brothers, or perhaps you will want to discuss Contemporary Art Criticism with Micah Gaugh. Honeychild Coleman (who just recently rejoined Apollo) can advise on sensible but edgy fashion on and off stage, but most important, Listen to their Music!!!

Apollo’s sound is reminiscent of Cocteau twins, not only because they have been a huge influence on the Chavis Brothers, but also because Robin Guthrie produced their debut album White Music for Black People.  Apollo Heights are back on the scene and have ambitious touring plans in support of their soon to be sophomore release Killer of Sheep. Check them out live on June 6th at The Delancey  and/or June 9th at Glasslands Gallery and hear some new tunes that will be on their upcoming album!

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