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James Apollo is restless as a willow in a windstorm. If he's not breaking his legs in motorcycle accidents, or harassing his band down highways to get to the show on time, he's screwing his life up at home, leaving a trail of wreckage usually left to generals and junkyard foreman.
While the music often has some pervasive themes, namely love, loss, loneliness and deceit, Apollo steeps it in so much melancholy that even the most dire of tales has you wondering whether he's cheering for the victim or the cause. And though there may be a sly smile between castanets on his latest, Little War, Little Less, for Apollo and his rapscallious bandmates, this is about as steady as he's going to get.
dark delights with a ghoulish air of danger and charming fragility. 4 stars.
1 of the top 100 songs of the year.
there’s something instrinsically beautiful in how [Til Your Feet Bleed} is woven together to such a doleful, quietly epic effect. 4 stars.