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MP3 of the week: Apollo Sunshine

 

DOWNLOAD: Apollo Sunshine "666:The Coming of the New World Government"

With its fiery-good-from-front-to-back tracklist and a supporting cast sporting a crop of Boston’s best (peeps from Tulsa, Drug Rug, and Viva Viva), Shall Noise Upon, the forthcoming album from the much-beloved Apollo Sunshine (out August 5 on vinyl and via download, September 2 on CD from Headless Heroes), threatens to be the definitive statement to come out of Boston’s reburgeoning indie-rock scene this year. Third albums are such tricky tasks, but the Sunshiners specialize in tricky — as “666” attests. The harmonies, the somehow-bouncy psychedelia, the inverted solos — you wonder whether if the Beatles had just stuck to the weed when tracking Revolver, it might have turned out something like this. The song is an unlikely vessel for a dire commentary on global politics, but there you are, chair-dancing right along to the collapse. Have a listen and catch them opening for State Radio at Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday August 2.

--Michael Brodeur 

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