Apex Manor

Apex Manor: Heartbreak City

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Apex Manor

Title: Heartbreak City
Label: Merge Records
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Requiring less than two weeks of studio time to complete, it's accurate to say that Apex Manor's Heartbreak City was captured more than it was recorded due to the "everybody in the same room" live sessions featuring songwriter Ross Flournoy on guitar and vocals, Dan Allaire (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) on drums, and Rob Barbato on bass and production duties. The raucous result is a sonic spectacle that cleverly balances aggressive Dinosaur Jr.-esque guitars with dreamy synth work that's reminiscent of The Cure, all mixed together with spirited instrumental performances, nuanced melodicism, and lyrics that swing wildly between being cryptic and being profound. In short, it's everything there is to love about early '90s pre-commercialized alternative rock but with a refreshingly modern absence of pretense or nostalgia.

Tracks:
1.1 Asked ; Answered
1.2 Where My Mind Goes
1.3 The Long Goodbye
1.4 Diamond in the Dark
1.5 Actual Size
1.6 Heartbreak City
1.7 Sara Now
1.8 Nervous Wreck
1.9 VCR
1.10 Morning Light
1.11 Sanctuary

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