The Apples in stereo: Dance Floor Video

THE APPLES IN STEREO OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “DANCE FLOOR” FEATURES ELIJAH WOOD AND IS AWESOME

We’re very excited to show you the official video for our song “Dance Floor,” which features our friend and label boss Elijah Wood. It will make extra sense if you’ve seen the short film “Exploring the Universe with Elijah Wood.”
You can check out both of them below or by visiting the E.L.F.N.T. 6 time machine here: www.stepthroughtheportal.com
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“DANCE FLOOR” VIDEO

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THE APPLES IN STEREO: TRAVELLERS IN SPACE AND TIME TOUR
Apr 16 – Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
Apr 17 – 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
Apr 18 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington DC
Apr 20 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 21 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Apr 23 – Middle East Underground – Cambridge, MA
Apr 24 – Castaways – Ithaca, NY
Apr 25 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
Apr 27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Apr 28 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MD
Apr 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 1 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
May 3 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
May 4 – Billiken Club – St. Louis, MO

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE SHORT FILM
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THE APPLES IN STEREO: FUTURE VINTAGE

Future Vintage: Covers of The Apples in stereo will be available for free with purchase of Travellers at your favorite local indie retailer on national Record Store Day, April 17 (three days before the album’s release date on April 20th)
For a list of participating indie retailers, CLICK HERE.

Track Listing
Side A:
1. “Ruby” by Ted Leo
2. “Benefits of Lying (w/ Your Friend)” by Bad Veins
3. “The Rainbow” by Throw Me The Statue
Side B:
1. “Ruby” by The Generationals+
2. “Same Old Drag” by Maps and Atlases
3. “Strawberryfire” by Elf Power
+Generationals are on tour with The Apples in stereo in April
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Lost In The Trees + Tractor Beam : SXSW 2010

Lost In The Trees + Tractor Beam @ SXSW 2010

Thursday, March 18

12:30 PM Quickies: Music Supervisors
Dan Efram /Tractor Beam
Austin Convention Center 16A

Lost In The Trees
3:45 PM Homeslice Pizza
1415 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Across from Jo’s Coffee, Next to The Continental Club

Lost In The Trees
5:00 PM Trekky Records’ Carolina Jubilee
Hyde Park Parlor
4301 Guadalupe Street (at 43rd)
9:40 PM Aloft Hotel Party,11601 Domain Drive

Friday, March 19

Lost In The Trees
12:45 PM Mess With Texas Party
Waterloo Park, 1001 E 6th Street

Lost In The Trees
8:00 PM Billions Corporation Official Showcase
Antones 213 W 5th St (bet Lavaca and Colorado)

Saturday, March 20
3:00 PM Doors: Austin City Limits Taping
KLRU-TV / UT Communications Complex / Guadalupe  and Dean Keaton (formerly 26th) Streets

For a free download of the song All Alone In An Empty House from the album of the same name, just go here: http://bit.ly/c9qIS2

Lost In The Trees Signs With ANTI Records

Download Free MP3: http://bit.ly/c9qIS2
Artist Page: http://www.anti.com/artists/view/78

Lost In The Trees Signs With ANTI Records
Monday March 10, 2010

Tractor Beam Management is thrilled to announce the signing of Lost In The Trees, an inventive music collective from Chapel Hill, North Carolina helmed by composer and songwriter Ari Picker to ANTI Records. The band merges the dramatic symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound that is simultaneously intimate and sonically ambitious.

Creative Loafing has described their unique sound as “beautiful soul baring music combining folk with unconventional classical that will make your toes curl.”

Picker, who has already composed and publicly debuted his first symphony with members of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, draws band members from prestigious music schools such as Berklee, Eastman and University of North Carolina, as well as the rich, indie-rock community in North Carolina.

Lost In The Tree’s forthcoming album “All Alone In An Empty House” was co-produced by Scott Solter (St. Vincent, Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, John Vanderslice) who provides a sonic landscape in which classical and pop composition can co-exist with stirring results.

The band will be bringing their ambitious sound to the SXSW Festival and some additional selected performances.

Lost In The Trees Live Dates:
3/19 Austin, TX – Antone’s, SXSW*
3/21 Shreveport, LA – Hayride Diner & Venue
5/15 Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
*Billions Corp. showcase with Liars, Shearwater, Quasi, etc

Lost in the Trees SXSW

Thursday, March 18

3:45 PM Homeslice Pizza
http://www.homeslicepizza.com
1415 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Across from Jo’s Coffee, Next to The Continental Club

5:00 PM Trekky Records’ Carolina Jubilee
Hyde Park Parlor
4301 Guadalupe Street (at 43rd)
http://www.theparloraustin.com/

Friday, March 19

12:30 PM Mess With Texas Party
MWTX LOT @ 1001 E. 6th St. Austin, TX
http://messwithtexasparty.com/

8:00 PM Billions Corporation Official Showcase
213 W 5th St (bet Lavaca and Colorado)
Antones http://www.antones.net/

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Ted Leo covers The Apples in Stereo, Robert on Yo Gabba and more!

More news from The Apples in stereo!  First off, Robert Schneider (as Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine) will be performing the song “We R Super Heroes” on Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba  tomorrow March 11. Other “Super Hero” guests will include Mos Def, Devo, Super Biz Markie and The Aquabats.
Yo Gabba’s first guest was Elijah Wood, who yes! is in the short film “Exploring the Universe” along with Robert.  We’ve got the Elijah/Apples video on YouTube for you now, with a link to the E.L.F.N.T. 6 time machine below (for streaming music, downloads family tree and more.)  So feel free to post & share the love.

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE WITH ELIJAH WOOD

Step Through the Portal

And as a shout out to the influence of The Apples and to celebrate the release of Travellers in Space and Time, some of indie rock’s premiere artists have teamed up to cover Apples tracks for an exclusive vinyl 12”.

Future Vintage: Covers of The Apples in stereo will be available for free with purchase of Travellers at your favorite local indie retailer on national Record Store Day, April 17th.
Track Listing
Side A:
1. “Ruby” by Ted Leo
2. “Benefits of Lying (w/ Your Friend)” by Bad Veins
3. “The Rainbow” by Throw Me The Statue
Side B:
1. “Ruby” by The Generationals+
2. “Same Old Drag” by Maps and Atlases
3. “Strawberryfire” by Elf Power
+Generationals are on tour with The Apples in stereo in April!

The Apples in stereo Release “Travellers in Space And Time” on April 20th

For Immediate Release :

CELEBRATED INDIE ROCKERS THE APPLES IN STEREO RELEASE TRAVELLERS IN SPACE AND TIME ON APRIL 20TH

January 26, 2010 – Studio-obsessed indie rockers The Apples in stereo are celebrating the start of a new decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Travellers in Space and Time, their most hi-fi and hook-laden production to date. Described by frontman Robert Schneider as “retro-futuristic super-pop,” the album is the official follow-up to 2007’s New Magnetic Wonder, and the band’s second release for Elijah Wood’s Simian Records. The album will be released on April 20 via Yep Roc/Simian/Elephant 6. Continue reading “The Apples in stereo Release “Travellers in Space And Time” on April 20th”

Innovators In Musis To Premiere On Bravo! Canada January 7, 2010

Original Spin Media’s Music Documentary Series Innovators In Music To Have World Premiere On Bravo! Canada January 7

Steve Earle, Levon Helm, Mickey Hart, Dave Stewart, Billy Bragg, and Sonic Youth To Headline New TV Series Beginning January, 2010

(December 22, – Toronto, ON): Toronto’s Original Spin Media, producers of the 39 part Beautiful Noise concert TV series and Solos: The Jazz Sessions, are pleased to announce Innovators In Music, a new series of documentary profiles on six dynamic musicians from a variety of genres, backgrounds, and disciplines. The series premieres on Bravo! on January 7, 2010 at 8:00PM EST and includes: Steve Earle (1/7), Levon Helm (1/14), Mickey Hart (1/21), Dave Stewart (1/28), Billy Bragg (2/4) and Sonic Youth (2/11).

Each half-hour episode explores how the artistic impulse extends beyond music-making into other realms of creative pursuit. From photography, painting, and politics to bonsai and beyond, the series examines the surprising and inspiring world of six Innovators In Music.

“We’re very excited about Innovators In Music” states Producer Daniel Berman. “We caught each artist in a variety of places, sometimes in their homes, sometimes on the road – it’s a great cross-section, there are some things shown and said on a more intimate, candid level.” Berman continues, “it was a revelation as a true fan of the genre to go to Levon Helm’s home in Woodstock and tape him perform, and interview him on his 69th birthday; hang with Steve Earle at his favorite guitar store in New York City and go for sandwiches, it’s just stuff you just don’t see that often. I see the programs as mini-documentaries, they’re quick but they have substance.”

Series Schedule:

All shows 8:00PM EST

January 7 – Steve Earle
In the premiere episode, American singer-songwriter Steve Earle passionately addresses the importance of art in society, Townes Van Zandt, the elusive nature of fear, drug addiction and the death penalty, among other topics. His solo performance at the Bijoux Theatre is featured throughout.

January 14 – Levon Helm
Come celebrate Helm’s “Midnight Ramble Sessions: 69th Birthday Edition” directly from his home in Woodstock, NY, with his all-star band including Donald Fagen and Larry Campbell.

January 21 – Dave Stewart
Stewart, best known as one-half of The Eurythmics, is also a very successful Songwriter, Producer and Photographer. He shares songs and stories at his Morrison Hotel Gallery opening of his photography exhibit and book release.

January 28 – Mickey Hart
Innovators grants you exclusive access to Mickey Hart’s creative world – his recording studio, remarkable musical instrument collection and paintings. The Grateful Dead percussionist and world music troubadour also treats you to a special, improvisational jam session filmed specially for our crew.

February 4 – Billy Bragg
Come and check out backstage access with Billy Bragg, as he performs at the beautiful Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA and sits down with us to share his views on politics, music, family and Smokey Robinson.

February 11 – Sonic Youth
Join us as we meet-up with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo to discuss their record collections and musical explorations live from the Kansas City’s historic Uptown Theater. Includes previously unseen archival footage.

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Since 2004, Original Spin Media has produced more than 150 hours of HD content with an international reputation for music specials, nature programming and documentaries. Original Spin’s programs have been broadcast on DiscoveryHD, Bravo!, CBC Bold, HDNET, Mezzo France, VTRChile, HD Suisse, SkyArts UK, ABC Australia, Voom Networks, GloboSat Brazil, OasisHD, NRK Norway, and Knowledge Network among many others.

The Toronto based company has produced multi-part productions including Beautiful Noise, SOLOS: The Jazz Sessions, The Berkeley Sessions, Night Sounds, Rhythm and Blooms, Classic Racers, DUOS: the jazz sessions, and Dewey Time (90m).

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For more information http://www.innovatorsinmusic.com/

Daniel Efram – Tractor-Beam
917-204-8043
dan@tractor-beam.com

Matthew Almeida – Bravo! Canada
416-384-2629
matthew.almeida@ctv.ca

Yo Gabba Gabba gets The Apples in stereo

The Apples in stereo Rock Yo Gabba Gabba

The Apples in stereo helped kick off the new season of popular music-loving kids show Yo Gabba Gabba this week with their song “That’s My Family.” Produced by band leader Robert Schneider, this sunny pop tune and video blend perfectly with the day-glo sentiment of the show. This season the Nick Jr. show will also feature musical like The Roots, The Flaming Lips and MGMT, amongst others.

Check out The Apples’ song and video is currently and exclusive on the E! channel’s website. Direct link here.

The Apples in stereo’s greatest hits collection #1 Hits Explosion is out now on Yep Roc / SImian / Elephant 6 Records and their follow up to the critically acclaimed New Magnetic Wonder, entitled “Travelers In Space And Time” is due next year.

Robert Schneider To Be Keynote Interview At Australia’s Big Sound Music Conference

Robert Schneider To Be Keynote Interview At Australia’s Big Sound Music Conference

#1 Hits Explosion
#1 Hits Explosion

Marks First Australian Appearances In The Band’s Storied History

The Apples in stereo Release #1 Hits Explosion September 1, 2009

Greatest Hits Puts An Exclamation On Band’s Lengthy Legacy

(New York, NY): On the heels of The Apples in stereo’s release of “#1 Hits Explosion,” a greatest hits album featuring psychedelic pop at its finest, Robert Schneider is poised to be a featured keynote interview at Australia’s Big Sound Music Conference in Brisbane, Australia on September 9-11, 2009.

Schneider will be seen and heard alongside other important speakers at Big Sound, including Van Dyke Parks, legendary lyricist for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.

This will mark the first time that Schenider will perform Apples material in Australia and comes shortly after one of the band’s hit songs, “Energy,” has been featured in a major advertising campaign in the country. Schenider will also perform two other public shows:

Saturday September 12 – Sydney – Hopetoun Hotel – 8pm doors
Sunday September 13 – Melbourne – The Workers Club – 4pm doors

“#1Hits Explosion” will be released through Yep Roc, Simian and E6 Records physically with digital going through the band. Fans can purchase the 16 track compilation directly from the band at Applesinstereo.com.

Tom Kuhn “Father of The Modern Yo-Yo” LIVE on WNYC Aug 5

Tom Kuhn, yo'ing in his San Francisco garden

Tom Kuhn, “Father of The Modern Yo-Yo,” will be featured on WNYC’s esteemed talk-radio program “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Wednesday, August 5th at approximately 11:30 AM EST.

NYC Metro Area: 93.9 FM or 820 AM
Listen LIVE: http://www.wnyc.org/
Brian Lehrer: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/

Kuhn, recently the subject of pieces in Time Out New York and San Francisco Examiner, will be in New York City on August 8th for the 2009 YoYo Open, as he receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the event.

“The State of Yo: Tom Kuhn’s Yo-Yo Revolution,” a documentary, is currently a Tractor Beam / Original Spin production.

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Lost In The Trees : Tour Dates!

For Immediate Release:

LOST IN THE TREES: Tour Dates!

Preview them here: http://www.myspace.com/lostinthetrees

For guest list or review copies of their latest album, All Alone In An Empty House, please email me.

Jul 04 | Eno River Festival | Durham, NC
Jul 05 | Plaza Bowl Duckpin | Richmond, VA
Jul 06 | Tea Bazaar | Charlottesville, VA
Jul 07 | V Club | Huntington, WV
Jul 08 | Howard’s Club H | Bowling Green, OH
Jul 09 | Schubas | Chicago, IL
Jul 10 | Firebird | St. Louis, MO
Jul 11 | Natasha’s Bistro | Lexington, KY
Jul 12 | Pilot Light | Knoxville, TN
Jul 13 | 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
Jul 16 | Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NC
Jul 17 | The Milestone | Charlotte, NC
Jul 18 | Bobo Gallery | Asheville, NC
Jul 19 | Cat’s Cradle | Carrboro, NC
Aug 20 | Wallace Plaza | Chapel Hill, NC