steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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A Problem of Alarming Dimensions

"My Uncle is a Republican, My Aunt is a Democrat, My Cousin is Anorexic" CDR EP

8088 Records

Genres: space rock, indie rock, post rock

8088 Records
PO Box 241361
Little Rock AR

Jun 16 - 22 2003

APOAD is an indie rock quartet hailing from the fine state of Arkansas, proud home of Walmart Headquarters.  Their repertoire is a catchy breed of melodic rock, ranging from instrumental material ("Velocity of a Rotating Helicopter Blade") to flat-out space rock ("The Hangar in Observation").  For a four-song EP, this is a pretty solid release - APOAD comes off as a less vocal-based Hopewell, focusing more on the noise than the melody.  This may mean a limited audience, but those who clue in to the new sound could find themselves quite swept away.  Oh yes, and hats off to the near-perfect "Hwy. 65 Church of Christ."  This is where space rock should be.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 4 songs, distributed by the label, released 2003]