Source: BrandX - The Black Apples, the Echo Park-residing version of the rock band brothers Andrew and Campbell Scarborough, now joined by Nick Murray and Dameon Lee Waggoner, started in Colorado in 2006.
The sound: After two years of raucous live shows at local venues like Spaceland, the Echo and Echo Curio (R.I.P.), among others, the Apples have honed their psychedelic garage rock sound to an edge. A rock-steady rhythm section provides a launching pad for fiery surf-inflected guitar leads and plaintive vocal harmonies, with the occasional acid freak-out for good measure.
The random: The Scarborough brothers were born to rock, having been raised by a professional session guitarist father. However, it's percussion that's the band's calling card: they put on thunderous dual-drummer live shows.
The details: The band’s self-titled debut album will be released November 29, when you can get it at the last show of their Monday night residency at the Echo. It will also be available at Origami Vinyl and online at www.albinocrowmusic.com.