Apollo Heights; photo credit: Ed Marshall

I love an album and a band that not only hooks you with the first song, but then backs it up with an album full of great songs.  Not for nothin’, but Apollo Heights is that kind of band.  I finally got to see them a few weeks ago at the launch party for Primordial Punk and I have to say: They were worth not getting home til 4AM, and I see why so many people noted their album, "White Music for Black People", as one of the best of 2007.

"Winter in the Summertime" is a song that quickly got put onto heavy rotation on my iPod.  The drums drop, the guitars fill the sonic space and in comes Daniel Chavis’ voice all removed yet incredibly urgent at the same time.  What’s not to like?

Any music supervisors out there should be looking to place this song in a film’s opening or closing credits.

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