Using modulated ’80s synths, classic bass-snare drumbeats, and hallucinogenic progressions, Applesauce Tears offers the listener a unique blend of instrumental shoegaze tinged with bursts of ambient free-form noise leading ultimately to some nicely orchestrated cinematic pieces full of lush, dreamy moments and trippy transitions. Each song a film you wish would happen. Applesauce Tears hail from Atlanta, Georgia. Their influences include dentist office jazz, 1970s AM gold, summer as it turns to autumn, and films with untidy endings. Some have dared to mention Applesauce Tears in the same breath (or gasp) as Black Moth Super Rainbow, Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, Roxy Music, and Burt Bacharach. And whether evident, a devotion to Ennio Morricone is always present.
Applesauce Tears, set to release Scores (Black Cottage Records), out February 1, 2022, have released the single “Rainy Day Face.” The video accompanying the single features a stunning one-shot look of the hustling NYC streets. Band member Craig Bennett says of the track, “When writing this record, we added an unpredictable, ragtag orchestra to our usual cacophony. Thus the LP title Scores. These “orchestra moments” appear in the break of ‘Rainy Day Face’ and pop up sporadically throughout the album.”
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