Monday, March 17, 2014
REVIEW: Appletop - Brave Mountains
Channeling '80s and '90s British and American guitar rock, the riffs are chunky and jangling, the harmonies soaring -- this trio has their finger on the pulse of timelessly appealing indie rock. In fact, I would suggest that if you heard a few of these songs in isolation you might wonder whether you were listening to recently discovered unreleased tracks from Teenage Fanclub or Pavement. The set includes muscular rockers, anthems, and slow-burners.
Appletop are Olivier Cancellieri, Pierre Cristofari and Nicolas Faou. They formed the band in 2008, and previously have released shorter records and an debut album. With this album, they demonstrate that the deserve worldwide exposure. Test out two of the great tracks below.
Brave Mountains is out now via Armellodie Records.