Since moving to Los Angeles Black Apples have spent their time building an impressive resumé. They've performed at the Silverlake Jubilee, Sunset Junction and Conjunction Junction music festivals; they've shared the stage with Guitar Wolf, Cap'n Jazz and Mark Sultan (among many others).The band headlined an impressive month long residency at LA's popular music venue, The Echo, and toured the American west. They have been featured in major music publications and blogs including, LA Record, Brand X, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, the Deli and Brooklyn Vegan.
The band has its roots in brotherhood—Campbell and Andrew Scarborough grew up in New York in what Campbell describes as a creative household. The brothers honed their skills at various venues in the five boroughs before moving out west to Los Angeles.
The brothers continue to draw on their influences, familial and otherwise, to create infectious music laced with what they call "Psychedelic Motown Surf." It's accessible yet demanding, strangely catchy and growing in popularity. As the dust settles amid broken guitars, line-up changes, marathon recording sessions, blown out amps and sold out venues, the Black Apples look toward a broad horizon. Their debut self-titled album is available now on iTunes and on vinyl. A new 2 song 7” Cover Up Yourself is slated to come out August 7th and they will be in and out of the studio all summer recording their 2nd LP.
"The band: Young Hunting, an Echo Park quintet that's already earning blog love from the likes of I Guess I'm Floating and Yvynyl.
The sound: The group's Bandcamp page describes them, perhaps ironically, as chillwave; they're chill, yes, but the group bears little resemblance to the hazy beat-oriented '80s revivalism of acts such as Neon Indian or Washed Out. With their woozy harmonies and reverb-soaked guitars, Young Hunting is more in line with the drug-tinged balladry of New Jersey's Real Estate, Seattle's Fleet Foxes or America's, ahem, America.
The details: The group's self-released "Into Yr Mind/Sonata" 7" is out now via K Records distribution -- find it around town at Vacation Vinyl and Origami Vinyl. They'll celebrate its release with an Echo Curio performance Wednesday night.
The rest: Click over to Brand X to hear more from the band and download an MP3 of "Into Yr Mind."" - LA Music Blog
HABITS is a potentially hazardous biproduct from the nether regions of Dustin Krapes’ imagination — the off-the-rail synths, jarring drums and clutch-the-pearls inducing, shuddersome vocals at a HABITS live set rumble through the congregated spawning convulsions and yelps of befuddled joy. The live band is Dustin M Krapes (vox), Bobby Vega (drums), Kyle Souza (synth).