Apollo Sunshine

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Apollo Sunshine
Apollo Sunshine 2008.jpg
Background information
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock, indie folk, psychedelic rock
Years active2003 (2003)–2010
WebsiteOfficial website
Past membersSam Cohen
Jesse Gallagher
Jeremy Black
Quentin Stoltzfus
Sean Aylward

Apollo Sunshine was an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts.



Sam Cohen, Jesse Gallagher, and Jeremy Black originally met in 1997 in Boston, where the three were attending a Berklee College of Music summer performance program.[1]


The band released their first album, Katonah, in 2003 on SpinART records. The album was recorded in Katonah, New York in a barn which the band converted into a studio, and produced by Andy Edelstein, a professor at Berklee. The first single, "I Was on the Moon", was released in 2003.

The New York Times described their sound as "bouncy 60's-style melodies crack wide open, breaking into outbursts of pummeling and feedback before jumping back into the tune. It's all neatly and cleverly plotted, but with a looming chaos that's anything but nostalgic."[2]

The band released their second album Apollo Sunshine in 2005. In November 2005, it was named to the Amazon.com Best of 2005: Editors' Picks in Rock list at number 5[3] and the band was featured in Rolling Stone as an "Artist to Watch".[4] Several Boston alternative weeklies declared Apollo Sunshine the best Boston band in their 2005 year-end issues.[citation needed]

Their third album, Shall Noise Upon, was released on vinyl and as a digital download on August 5, 2008. It was released on CD September 2, 2008.

The band has been inactive since 2010.




Jesse Gallagher
  • Sam Cohen - Guitar, Vocals, Pedal Steel
  • Jesse Gallagher - Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Jeremy Black - Drums
  • Oli Rah - Percussion
  • Quentin Stoltzfus- Guitar, Vocals
  • Sean Aylward - Guitar, Vocals


Studio albums[edit]

Studio albums by Apollo Sunshine
Year Album title Release details
2003 Katonah
  • Released: Oct 7, 2003
  • Label: spinART
  • Format: Digital
2005 Apollo Sunshine
  • Released: Sept 13, 2005
  • Label: spinART
  • Format: Digital
2008 Shall Noise Upon
  • Released: Aug 5, 2008
  • Label: Headless Heroes
  • Format: Digital, vinyl, CD


Live albums[edit]




External links[edit]