Taken from www.GiftedChildrenRecords.com
Gifted Children Records is proud to announce SILVER APPLES and THE MOON UPSTAIRS will be touring during September 2007 throughout the nation, hitting selective cities, both large and small DIY spaces. With their "interstellar drones and hums, pulsing rhythms and electronically generated melodies," the legendary 60's psyche band SILVER APPLES were performing such sounds long before like ideas were adopted in the work of acolytes ranging from Suicide to Spacemen 3 to Laika. This will be Silver Apples first tour since 1999, ninety percent of their set consisting of the first two classic records, "Silver Apples" and "Contact." "The songs never get old or overdone for me. I enjoy playing them and feedback tells me that audiences feel they are still fresh," says Simeon Coxe of the Silver Apples who made famous an instrument dubbed "The Simeon," a "nine audio oscillators and eighty-six manual manual controls...The lead and rhythm oscillators are played with the hands, elbows and knees and the bass oscillators are played with the feet." Between the two bands, fans will get a rare glimpse at the best musicians of psyche rock's past and present.
Says Coxe: "I'm totally looking forward to going out with THE MOON UPSTAIRS," who will be touring to promote their debut album, Guarding The Golden Apple and have been hailed as "the answer to today's current cookie-cutter bandwagon indie-rock." "Epic" "Beautiful" and "Timeless" are the words most used when describing this multi-instrumentalist five-piece from Los Angeles. Don Bolles of The Germs had this to say after seeing them live: "Seeing The Moon Upstairs perform live is what it would have been like watching The Beatles record the Abbey Road LP live, which perhaps could have happened, if they had all even been in the same room at the same time…" Although receiving praise for their unique take on psyche rock, Guarding the Golden Apple has received comparisons to Neil Young, Pink Floyd and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. "We don't mind the comparisons. We're happy to be compared to records that stood the test of time," says Sharif Dumani, principal songwriter/singer and guitarist.
After Sharif Dumani and bassist, Aaron Ebensperger toured and collaborated with rock n roll soul man Cody ChestnuTT, who garnered attention as the new Arthur Lee (Love) for the neo-soul generation, the two made The Moon Upstairs their full-time project along with Josh Mancell, Mark Sogomian, and Dave Baine (ex-player in Good Time Women and Jonathan Wilson). After sitting on their album for two years, Phil McMullen took notice, passed it on to George Parsons of Dream Magazine, which led to a glowing review. Gifted Children Records picked up The Moon Upstairs in May of 2007, putting them alongside such established artists as Silver Apples and Women & Children. The Moon Upstairs first national tour, they feel honored to play with a living legend. "We're honored to be playing with Silver Apples. Looking forward to the trip," says Dumani.
On tour, Silver Apples will also be performing "I Don't Know," a new song which was released as a 7" split single on Gifted Children Records, which is now being repressed due to popular demand. Simeon Coxe shared this single with One Cut Kill, fronted by Adam Daedalus who is crowned Coxe's "protégé." One Cut Kill will be joining the Silver Apples in the southwest on the last leg of the tour as an opening act, these dates still in negotiation.
Current SILVER APPLES dates with THE MOON UPSTAIRS:
September 5 – EMO'S – AUSTIN, TEXAS
September 6 – PRINTER'S ALLEY - MEMPHIS, TN
September 7 – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY – LEXINGTON, KY
September 8 – EMPTY BOTTLE – CHICAGO, IL
September 9 – MAGIC STICK – DETROIT, MI
September 10 – ROCK N ROLL HOTEL – WASHINGTON D.C.
September 11 – JOHNNY BRENDA'S – PHILADELPHIA, PA
September 12 – KNITTING FACTORY – NEW YORK CITY, NY
September 13 – SILENT BARN – BROOKLYN, NY
September 14 – CAFÉ BOURBON STREET – COLUMBUS, OH
September 18 – SOMEDAY LOUNGE – PORTLAND, OR
September 19 – DELTA OF VENUS – DAVIS, CA
September 20 – CAFÉ DU NORD – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
September 22 – SPACELAND – LOS ANGELES, CA
For more information, and an updated list of shows, please visit www.giftedchildrenrecords.com