The History of Apple Pie | Out of View

Marshall Teller Records (2013)
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 29, 2013
3.0 3.0 Stars

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Don't let their wacky name scare you. London-based quintet the History of Apple Pie's debut LP for Marshall Teller Records is an essential spin for fans of Dino Jr. riffs and early Slumberland indie-pop. Self-produced by guitarist Jerome Watson, the LP fits in that dreamy sweet spot between loud MBV-inspired haze and noisy Sonic Youth guitars. It's not all '80s and '90s nostalgia, though. What really shines here is singer Stephanie Min's gauzy radio-pop singing. It may be a bit twee for some, but others will fall instantly. A good place to start would be either of the record's singles, "You're So Cool" or "Mallory," though closing track "Before You Reach the End" is a slow-burning shoegaze gem as well. The History of Apple Pie aren't exactly breaking new ground in the world of indie rock, but they are the sort of band who win you over in seconds.
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