The Apple Bros.

The Apple Bros.

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockAmericana

New single "What You Put Me Through" -out now on iTunes-. w/ Joel Cannon on gtr, Ben Toro on bass & harmonies. Pete Levin(Blind Boys of AL)on piano/organ. Recorded @ Stratosphere Studios NYC. Produced/eng/mix by Mike Williams.Upcoming Shows 4/12, 4/30, 5/18 NYC.

Biography

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

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.

Lyrics

Anything It Takes

Written By: James Patrick Campagna (The Apple Bros)

Use to be things green & wet.
I kept my chin up when now I just forget.
And I keep running towards someplace to which I know I’ll never get.

Pardon me. The years go by.
Kept my ears on so I still here ya cry.
Sometime the truths so tough that bay it feels better just to lie.

(Chorus)
Don’t cast me out for my mistakes.
Don’t burn the wheel because it breaks.
I’ll do anything it takes
To keep on running babe, keep on running
baby with you.

Think of me and don’t forget
When I would carry you and cover all your bets.
And now somehow well you’re the one who’s got the nerve to be upset.

You’re asking me babe, “What will I get?”
when you ain’t following a word that I’ve said yet.
And after all this time you wonder why there’s so much to regret.

(Chorus)

All My Life

Written By: The Apple Bros

You can say you never need someone’s attention.
You can say what’s mine is mine, Lord, and not for you.
But when you’re wondering which of the brothers to blame
When you’re warming yourself to a low lit flame
the feeling that you’re feeling’s just the blues.

You can say you never met with good intentions.
just a cold & lonesome long, long line of fools.
But when you’re left out swingin’ from the apple tree
Think my oh my what’s become of me
with that overwhelming feeling to be free.

(Chorus)
Its just the blues when I’m out walking
Its just the blues when I’m out talking.
Its just the blues. Its what I do.
All my life and I ain’t stopping.
Oh lord, Oh lord, it just the blues.

You can write me that you’re lonesome lady in a letter.
You can spell it out one thousand words or more.
You been listening lately to the wind
Been rattling out one long sad song.
For as far as you gone well the blues have been humming along.

(Chorus)

Who Have I To Blame

Written By: The Apple Bros.

Sleepless nights I'd shuffle both my feet through Astor Place.
The pinholes in my face I'd use for spying, use for spying yeah.

Down the stairs and out the door I'm leaving Eddie's place.
A feeling that I'll chase till I'm through dying, I'm through dying, yeah.

-Chorus-2X

How was I to figure out once you put your demons down, who have I to blame for my trouble now.

Late at night I'd push along the street named Lafayette.
The sun aint shining yet but I feel it trying, feel it trying yeah.

Dead again a brand new friend.
I'll get lucky but not yet.
Be glad just to forget why I been crying, I been crying, yeah.

-Chorus-2X

-Bridge-2X
Don't say things can only get so bad.

-Chorus-2X

The Lights Still On

Written By: James Campagna

VERSE
Once & Always wrong,
better days are long past dead & gone.
It's not a bad start for a song.

I've been low.
I've come down about as far as you can go.
It's not a great place for a home.

CHORUS
Don't the world seem bad.
Born picking through the garbage can.
When peace of mind's the road you've sewn.

Tough to understand.
You just gotta stick by me friend.
Cause I'm still here & the light's still on.

VERSE
If hope's in tow.
If its been dragging along behind you as you go,
Take me hand & don't let go.

Its not what you do from dusk till dawn that makes the night ride on so long.
After all its just a show.

Repeat Chorus 2X

All That You've Done

Written By: James Patrick Campagna

I'll Up and Die when my pen goes dry
but I might just switch over to lead.
Casting out what ain't no lullabyes
cause I keep all the sweet songs in my head.

I'm tired of working you tired of keeping me happy.
It's so over done.
They chipped away all that was good once about me
now all that you're left w/ is stone.

They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.
They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.

Dumb and burnt you wind up leaving school
now kiss all of your old dreams goodbye.
I'm about as smart now as a wooden spoon
but I do what I do to survive.

They pardon you once for it. Twice now you're suckered.
You're going out there with the guns.
And if you don't come back alive then you're luck.
There ain't nothing here for no one.

They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.
They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.

Stand a little bit behind you might grow old.
Stand on top of the line your ass gets sold.

hey pardon you once for it. Twice now you're suckered.
You're going out there with the guns.
And if you don't come back alive then you're luck.
There ain't nothing here for no one.

They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.
They're ain't no one to thank you when
all that you've done right is wrong.

Discography

"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)
ON AN EMPTY STOMACH (2005)
NASHVILLE (2004)
"It Won't Be Mine"
"What Keeps You Smilin"
"Love Outta Livin"

Set List

ROCK SET
What You Put Me Through
Takin Money
Can't Keep Dreaming
Tumblin Down
Who Have I To Blame
Dirty Money
Farther Away
Long Enough To Pretend
My Two Open Arms
All That You've Done
Beautiful World

ACOUSTIC/COUNTRY-ISH SET
Who Have I To Blame
Anything It Takes
All My Life
The Lights Still on
Dirty Money
Sorry Now
All That You've Done
What You Put Me Through
One-Eyed
Crying In The Chapel/Don't Let Me Down (Presley/Beatles)