"Known for eccentric, ‘60s inspired guitar pop" (NPR Music), The Apples in Stereo first emerged in the early ‘90s as part of The Elephant 6 collective, a group of musicians with a shared love of lo-fi, neo-psychedelic rock. Led by singer/songwriter Robert Schneider, the band formed in Denver, CO, and included Jim McIntyre (bass), Hilarie Sidney (drums), and Chris Parfitt (guitar). Shortly after the band's inception John Hill (guitar) replaced Parfitt and Eric Allen (bass) replaced McIntyre in 1995. The band came to include multi-instrumentalist Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control and later the Circulatory System until his untimely death in 2012.
Yep Roc will reissue four long out-of-print vinyl albums by the legendary indie artists starting at the end of 2017 and continuing into early-2018. These vinyl reissues include Tone Soul Evolution (1997), Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999), The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (2000), and Velocity of Sound (2002). The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone was a departure from the Apples In Stereo's previous efforts. Hailed by Pitchfork as "the band's most diverse outing, and debatably their finest," their fourth album features a production style that is less "wall of sound," and a bit more raw, reflecting the live sound of the group, with songs that lean more R&B and less psychedelic.