Saturday, October 29, 2011
[press release] Apteka debut "Striking Violet" from upcoming LP Gargoyle Days on Dumbing of America. "Their songs build in a crescendo of sweat and beauty, creating epic landscapes that have left me with permanent goosebumps..." Listen to "Striking Violet" and check out the interview HERE.
Embracing the coming darkness of a Chicago winter, Apteka's debut LP, Gargoyle Days is awash in captivating reverb, swirling melodies and soaring, anthemic refrains and the release is celebrated with a special, Chicago Halloween show.
October 31, 2011 - Apteka Gargoyle Days Release Show @ The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL with Sybris, The Bingers, Touched by Ghoul
Watch the release video for Gargoyle Days to hear the title track from the new LP. For more music, give a listen to the release named one of the Top 2010 albums from Chicago Indies by the Chicago Tribune, the Traitors 7".
Press praise for Apteka:
"With a heady mix of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the epiphanal rush of shoegaze, with the intensity of Jane’s Addiction they’re truly the great band that’s flown under your radar too long." - The Dumbing of America
"An increasingly commanding quartet that embraces the power of guitar drone, tribal drumming and the deep, shoegaze-era swoon." - Chicago Tribune, Traitors 7” Top 2010 albums from Chicago Indies
"If snowstorms shed sparks or cicadas caught fire. If you longed so much for something that you could never sleep again. Or if all your friends started playing electric guitars at once." - Said the Gramophone
"Apteka is Adam Lukas, Dino Balocchi, Jesse Hozeny, and Dave Narey. We are from Chicago. We play rock music. We like large kick drums, tube amplification, and face melting."
Gargoyle Days Tracklist:
where days go
we know time
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:42 AM