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Apples in Stereo: New Musical Scale, Album and Tour

posted Feb 10, 2010, 11:15 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Feb 10, 2010, 11:25 PM ]

On April 20th, studio obsessed indie-pop band The Apples in stereo will unleash the cosmic happiness that is Travellers in Space and Time (Yep Roc/Simian/Elephant 6). And on April 16, the band kicks off a US tour in support of the album (dates below).

Continuing the tradition of curating support acts on their tours, The Apples will be joined on the road by New Orleans band Generationals (Park the Van) and Athens band Laminated Cat who recently released their debut album Umbrella Weather through Garden Gate Records.

“We choose bands to tour with based on who we want to listen to every single night, and who we want to turn other people on to,” enthuses The Apples' Robert Schneider. “The Generationals are a fantastic band with strong songs and interesting productions - plus we have the Louisiana connection going on, with my having grown up in Ruston. Laminated Cat are the best young psychedelic band in the world, in my opinion - one of my favorite bands, beautiful and strange, like Syd Barrett riding on the Olivia Tremor Control. This tour is going to be awesome!”

As some of you may already be aware, Schneider has invented a new musical scale called the Non-Pythagorean Musical Scale. The scale was first included on the band's last studio album, New Magnetic Wonder. To expand upon it, Travellers in Space and Time, includes "C.P.U.," the first pop song ever written with this new scale.

For an explanation of the scale, an instructional video by Robert, and a free download of the scale itself with which you can begin composing, click here:  

The Non-Pythagorean Musical Scale


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
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