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Single Servings: Apache Dropout – Shot Down 7″

Trouble In Mind has time and again proven to be one of the most reliable indie labels in rock ‘n roll, constantly publishing some of the fuzziest, scuzziest, yet melodically upbeat cuts you’ll find on the whole of the Internet.  The pair of beer garden growlers on the Shot Down 7″ by Bloomington, Indiana’s Apache Dropout are a prime example. The A-side is a sweaty, blistering garage-rock romp with thunderous percussion, a swaggering bassline, roaring guitar and guitarist/singer Sonny Alexander gravely howling “I’ve been shot down.”  The B-side, “Sister Burnout”, is a shredded psychedelic cut with a steady, burnt-out groove. Get this now.

Apache Dropout – Shot Down

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • A few a years ago I read a comment in an album review where the author was lamenting the diminishing returns in undiscovered gems. Their point was more or less that aside from fulfilling the desires of a genre completist, finding relative unknowns, in particular from the 60s-70s, was yielding less and less revelatory discoveries.

    I think the recent boom in neo garage, neo psych, neo soul, neo funk, etc., is almost like an instinctual reaction of music culture to fill that void and add to the respective canons of those genres. It’s less about revival than it is continuum, so there’s less novelty to it and more authentic and rewarding music being produced.

    Thanks for turning me on to yet another great sounding band, and the label as well!

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