"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 Records will reissue four long out-of-print vinyl albums by legendary indie artists The Apples in Stereo 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).
For their fifth album, Velocity of Sound, available in February 2018, The Apples in Stereo cranked up the guitars and made what Robert Schneider proclaimed is their ode to The Ramones. This set of short tunes, most of which clock in at under three minutes, had Pitchfork saying, "if you've got a sweet tooth, Velocity of Sound does provide a few irresistible vending machine snacks."