Don’t fuck with the apples
The New Magnetic Wonder is out today (simultaneously released on Yep Roc and Elijah Wood’s newly formed label, Simian Frodo Records) and marks the Apples’ first release in 5 years.
Here are some words about the new album via Yep Rock, “True to their Elephant 6 roots, the album features an array of special guests including many members of the Elephant 6 collective. The Apples sought the production skills of acclaimed engineer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Sebadoh, Phish, Sean Lennon). Goggin and Schneider together massaged the vortex between lush orchestration and an indie rock sparseness all the while understanding the Apples collective unconscious, infused by influences as diverse as ELO, Pavement, and the Beach Boys.”
And of course, some words about the new album by Frodo, “I miss the Shire. I spent all my childhood pretending I was off somewhere else … off with you on one of your adventures! My own adventure turned out to be quite different. I’m not like you, Bilbo.”
Also, Jeff Mangum’s album contributions include: drums, cow object, backing vocals, and handclaps.
Stream The New Magnetic Wonder on Yep Roc