The Dog Apollo:
Built on a foundation of anthemic hooks and melodies The Dog Apollo is a young band whose music meets at a midpoint between mainstream rock and indie-pop. Influenced by more than music, frontman Chris Rudasill’s strong vocals and vernacular paint a musical landscape of poignant observations and self-reflection. TDA has been appropriately penned as “Well-crafted, sonorous and romantic”, by the Orlando Weekly; as well as their live show being “a hot-blooded rollercoaster of sentiment and swagger.”
Still in the infant stages of their career, The Dog Apollo has already opened for the likes of Bloc Party, Weezer, 21 Pilots, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Black Kids, Young The Giant, Bear Hands and Alt-J. If you gravitate toward new music that has you singing along by verse three -TDA has you covered in spades. On the contrary, you will happily listen to the catchy complexity of “Slow Burn” or “I, Miner” a dozen times before you get it right.
Analog Existence is a 3 piece modern grunge-rock experiment, combining elements of Post-rock ambiance, Grunge dirt, Punk-rock emotion, and often introspective lyrics on life, death, time, and fate. Formed in early part 2014 from the desire of the lead-singer and song writer, Daniel McCullers, to share the songs he had written in years past. The purpose now is both to share good music that is thought provoking and begin to build a community with other bands who are like minded and sincere.
The name hints at the desire to make organically crafted music with human hands. Too often now music is injected with so much electronic sound that the audience can’t ever tell what is coming from the musicians on the stage or from the computers beside them. Analog Existence does make room for that confusion on stage or in the studio.
Daniel explains the idea this way, “I love to see the artists hand in a painting. When you can fell the brush stroke, it’s like you are there with the artist creating it. It isn’t perfect and you know that that is the only copy existing. I want to make music with fingerprints and imperfect brushstrokes.”
Although the desire is to record completely to analog tape, because of the lack availability, the band is being realistic as it moves toward a full-length album. You can expect what you hear on any Analog Existence recording is made with human hands. “There will be no auto-tune and no fixing mistakes on the computer.” Daniel goes on, “if we can’t playing using what exists in physical world, then it won’t be incorporated.”