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Apollo Heights are an American shoegazer band that was formed in New York City in 2002. Consisting mainly of twin brothers, Daniel and Danny Chavis, they play experimental rock music. They cite AR Kane and My Bloody Valentine as a major inspiration. Their debut album White Music For Black People was produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins and features guest appearances from Mos Def, Lady Kier , David Sitek of TV on the Radio, Mike Ladd and Guthrie himself on guitar. The Chavis brothers are formerly of the alternative soul group The Veldt who released three albums on Polygram, Mammoth and Capitol Records. Robin Guthrie has hired Apollo Heights as his backing band on tours in France and the US. Apollo Heights are currently working on their sophomore effort on Manimal Vinyl Records.


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  • mraksum

    que banda mas chanta no tienen nada de shoegazing parece soul la wea

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Akayz7

    oh my wow... how is this even humanely possible?!

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • heretical_2012

    I feel gypped that nobody told me about this before. :(

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • ShadowolfIncubi

    You come to me in stilettosssss

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fleadilla

    sounds like if prince listened to jesu? don't like.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • OlH8fulBastard

    They need to hurry up with the second album

    20 Mar 2011 Reply

    This group is far too underrated. Incredible music!

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • staash

    Really miss The Veldt, saw them in AZ in '93. Amazing show.

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • AnUnholyVoid

    Similar to their earlier project, The Veldt, in some ways. So far, I'm really loving this. :)

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • whussupbros

    The last three tracks of White Music for Black People rock my fucking socks

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • superpinkplant

    i love this band but the recording quality on white music for black people is horrible! there's barely any low end!

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • ehafh

    rock on

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • adornoisdead

    It's really interesting that such good band does not have more listeners. Maybe they are not really active on net. :)

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Buttonboy

    Wow this is like the only all Black Rock band i have found. know of anymore?

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • FlyMeToTheSun

    I finally got around to listening to the LP. It's quite good!

    13 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Five69

    Nice, nice :)

    29 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Shtone

    indeed. sounds bit like TVOTR younger sisters, but...great overall..:)

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Diotor

    afrogaze is an amusing concept

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • elnico

    White Music for Black People will start to go up on my charts this week :)

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Avantgardian

    AllMusic calls them "Afrogaze"... >_>

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
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