The Apple Bros.
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The Apple Bros.

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"The Apple Bros. New York, NY"

By: Allison Kennedy

In a city where many bands come, but most go, The Apple Bros have persevered, sticking with their fickle lady New York; and are finally beginning to see some of the fruits (no pun intended) of their labor. After years in the trenches the Bros have proven not only do they have the guts to make it in the music industry, but they also have the goods to back it up with.

With their new single "Long Enough to Pretend" and 2 albums under their belt “On an Empty Stomach” released in 2005, and “Nashville” released in 2004, this guitar driven band presents a classic rock sound in which their long time rock influences CCR, Guns and Roses, AC/DC and Tom Petty are clearly evident. They've even had the privilege of working with Petty's own engineer Richard Dodd.

So as emo bands, screamo bands and everything in between 'o' bands come and go, you can rest assured, this handsome quartet of dedicated rockers are here to stay. - Northeast Intune Magazine, IndieTune


Here we have what is now becoming the classic guitar/drum duo. Naw, this one does not have a hot chick on the drums but instead they are two guys who know how to write a damn good song.

The local NYC kids have a nice little buzz going and this release could really kick start things off for them to the next level. The record's closer, "Crying in the chapel/Don't let me down" is simply what records used to be about in terms of finishing a game off right.

Having worked with Tom Petty engineer Richard Dodd, the Brothers must have picked up a few tips along the way when it comes to reeling back the bluster long enough to make the hooks work to your advantage.

Towards the middle, the daring "Bad blood" sets the kind of foreboding mood that the title would imply and yet works at a pace that seems to seperate itself from the rest of the record. The real deal here folks. GRADE: A.
Adrian Gregory Glover, The Aquarian Weekly - The Aquarian Weekly

"The Apple Bros."

You know, I appreciate the White Stripes for their stripped-down approach, but their music doesn't do much for me. This duo, on the other hand, will rock you like a hurrican, and make the Stripes seed pedestrian. This is raunchy, gravelly, sweat-drenched juke fare that belts it out like an old Chevy SS 396. Sure, the ride may be a bit bumpy, but once you hit the pedal, you're grinning till you run out of gas.

Their first band, Hot Water, put out a disc with the help of Richard Dodd (of Grammy fame and acquaintance of Tom Petty), and they've supported the Blues Explosion, and thats about all the facts I can toss you. As for their music, the guitar is often distorted, often with a slight flanger effect on it, the drums provide a big feel without being too busy, and the vocals, ahh, those vocals, raunchy, raspy, strained at times but always there. This is a surprisingly good album, both from a songwriting aspect, and from the stand point that it's primarily just a guitar and drums (though sometimes horns sneak in). You'll have to hear it to belive it, and thats what I telling you to do.

"Record Review: The Apple Bros - "On An Empty Stomach" (Monkey Skull Records)"

I don't like the term Americana (probably because I'm Canadian) but country-fried rock would be about the best description that one could use when describing the Apple Bros latest CD "On An Empty Stomach."

From the fuzzed out start of "I Want More" to that great riff on "Hide" to the funky "Bad Blood" this is a great and welcome return for me to a style of music that I haven't listen to in too long. With echos of Steve Earle, you can tell this New York-based band have poured their heart and soul into this stuff and it shows on every track. I honestly can say I loved every track and the ending medley of "Crying in the Chapel/Don't Let Me Down" brought a smile to my face with its honest, passionate performance.

The Apple Bros are veterans of the New York rock scene and you can sense that in both the sound of this CD. Great production values, songs that get better with each listen and some well chosen covers make "On An Empty Stomach" a great listen. Thanks guys for reintroducing me to a style I have given short shift to recently. Well done.

Mark Boudreau
www.rockandrollreport - The Rock & Roll Report

"THE APPLE BROS. More Nashville than New York"

New York City's The Apple Brothers are James Patrick (vocals, guitars) and Lou Robert (drums), a rock 'n' roll duo originally kept to just family.

But recent additions to the lineup, Mike Crispe (bass) and Clarence Rivette (guitars), make the band's latest, On An Empty Stomach, sound more full, and more Nashville than New York.

The band says it's been collectively inspired by "CCR to GNR, AC/DC to Tom Petty," the band members said.

"[We were] weaned on everything from classic rock and Stax soul to outlaw country," the band said. But the band says it keeps a local New York flavor to their countrified rock 'n' roll, referencing local neighborhoods and streets on "Who Am I to Blame."

In concert, The Apple Brothers have opened for Cheap Trick, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Junior Brown, among others. The band is recording its as-yet-untitled, third record in May.

NPR - May 3, 2007 - NPR


"What You Put Me Through" (Single 2011)
"Dirty Money" (Single 2010)
"All That You've Done" (Single 2010)
EXTENDED PLAY (April 2009)
"Who Have I To Blame" (single 2007)
"It Won't Be Mine"
"What Keeps You Smilin"
"Love Outta Livin"



“I've heard the future of rock n roll and it's name is THE APPLE BROS.” David Huijzer,

New single "What You Put Me Through" -available now on iTunes. Featuring Joel Cannon on gtr, Ben Toro on bass. w/ special guest Pete Levin (Blind Boys of AL) on piano/organ. Recorded @ Stratosphere Studios NYC. Produced, eng. & mixed by Mike Williams. (As featured in Feb '11 in UK Fireworks Magazine)

Recently receiving two honorable mention awards in BILLBOARD'S World Song competition THE APPLE BROS. have the songs and sounds to deliver.

Weened on everything from classic rock & Stax soul to outlaw country & The Ramones, THE APPLE BROS’ blend a Replacements’-like alternative sound with an Americana flavor and sentiment. Having recorded with some rock & blues greats like Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) & Sonny Landreth, they’ve learned to craft emotional yet powerful songs driven by passion, and often times, desperation.

Born originally as a NYC duo James & Lou (the brothers) keep expanding their sound as well as their members. Recent additions of Joel Cannon on guitar and Ben Toro on bass, both from fellow New York band The Everyothers, have added a depth & tastefulness to their gritty, guitar driven songs. Their tunes run the gamut from the fist in your face, riff-ridden, rock anthem of “Beautiful World” to the twanging, Birds-esque sounds of “Who Have I To Blame.”

They've supported such acts as The Zac Brown Band, Cat Power, The BottleRockets, Marah, Cheap Trick, Noel Redding, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Flying Nuetrinos, Junior Brown and Question Marc.

Get the recent singles “All That You’ve Done” & “Dirty Money” on iTunes, Amazon, B&N, Rhapsody, lastFM, Jango, Napster.

THE APPLE BROS. release EXTENDED PLAY features "The Light's Still On" (H.M. Award winner in BILLBOARD'S 2008 World Song Competition) & "Long Enough To Pretend" from the motion picture “CLIVE BARKER'S The Plague.” Previous releases also available from THE APPLE BROS. are ON AN EMPTY STOMACH and NASHVILLE available on iTunes.