February 29 at The Khyber
56 S. 2nd St Philadelphia
$8.00 | 21+ | doors at 9PM
w/ Red Orange Morning & Bell Hollow
This is going to be our last show for a while. We’re checking into the studio next week to get started on the new record and the arrival of Nolan & Colleen’s firstborn is imminent. Pass it on like Donkey Kong.
February 27th, 2008
our new record is out now and you can buy it from engineer records, stickfigure distro, interpunk, revHQ , amazon and many more. get a copy today!
and to start things off, we got a nice review from skylinepress.net:
Indie is a genre I find myself bored with at an exponential rate as I check out more and more bands that make themselves at home with this style. I’d be making a horrendous understatement by saying I’m a little bit biased to catchy hooks and simple melodies. In “You’re Not the Answer” Apple of Discord combine the best of both worlds to make an obsessively catchy album mixed with the creativity derived from a full-fledged indie powerhouse…
i’ve often imagined myself as an “indie powerhouse” when i look in the mirror and comb my hair with my hand. you can read the rest of drew’s review here.
March 4th, 2007
It’s taken a little while but we have a release date for the record. Our new full-length, You’re Not The Answer, co-released by Engineer Records & Azteca Records, will be available February 27. We’re very excited to finally have this out! To celebrate, we’re having our record release show with our friends Bamboo Shoots, The Prestige & SheKeepsBees at the North Star Bar on Saturday, March 10. Save the date!
January 30th, 2007
Here we go again:
Benefit for Philly World Can’t Wait on Sunday, Nov. 26 at Upstairs At Sal’s over on 12th & Walnut (200 S. 12th).
21+, $5 donation. Bands from 8:00-10:00 featuring:
Apple of Discord (New guitarist, new record)
Bamboo Shoots (South Asian beats + guitars + soul, straight outta Brooklyn yo)
Adam Heldring (Singer-Songwriter from Sweden, RIYL: Damien Rice, DCFC)
Dance party until 2:00 featuring the Family Pants DJ Collective!
November 21st, 2006
Light up a cigar and wish a happy birthday to Nolan, the only asian I know that looks good in sunglasses!
October 18th, 2006
The record is finally mixed and mastered! I don’t believe it either. Thanks to our erstwhile guitarist / engineer Matt Milner at Single Spark Audio and Dave Downham at Gradwell House Recording for all their hard work in getting the tracks together.
The Mass Broadcast Vol. 2 comp is out. Besides us, there are a lot of great bands are on it, including our friends in The Silence Kit, The Old Souls, Adding Machine, MAKE, It’s A King Thing, The Progress and more. We’ll probably be giving ours out at shows (wait, are we playing shows?) or free with mail orders. For more info, check out massbroadcast.com.
You may remember our song “Nothing Ever Stays Buried” from 2004’s “Revenge & Regret” EP. Our friends Leah & Travis recorded a cover of it as a birthday present for me and they totally reconstructed what was a late-90s SDRE ripoff into a folktastic, timeless song. I never thought this song would work in an acoustic setting; I guess you just have to know what you’re doing. You can check it out on our myspace, along with two unmastered preview tracks from the new record.
Our friend Mike Mamaril has been playing guitar with us the past few weeks and things are sounding good so far. If he can keep from locking his keys in his house like he did this week, we’ll really start to get our act together.
September 16th, 2006
back from tour, it wasn’t always fun but it was always interesting. thanks to everyone who got me on a show, came out and gave me a place to stay. it was also great to see matt & kellee! we’re going to start rehearsing again soon. nothing like packing into a rehearsal room in the middle of summer. smart!
happy birthday to brian who turns 6′5″ today!
July 13th, 2006
solo tour starts today
Jun 23 2006 Mechanicsburg, PA - Cool Beans Coffee & Candies
Jun 24 2006 Oakland, PA - CPOF House
Jun 25 2006 Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Cafe (afternoon and evening shows)
Jun 26 2006 Kent, OH - Electric Cafe Co.
Jun 27 2006 Ft. Wayne, IN - Aspen Coffee
Jun 28 2006 Rochester, IN - The CD ExChange
Jun 29 2006 Cincinnati, OH - Afterdark
Jul 01 2006 Virginia Beach, VA - Jolt 180
Jul 03 2006 College Park, MD - College Perk
June 23rd, 2006
the mixes are sounding great so far and the record is so close to being done that i can taste it in my spit. the newer (and much better) version of “magic lamp” is going to be on the second mass broadcast comp, due this summer. thanks to dave downham at gradwell for mastering it in record time.
i’m kicking off my summer vacation with a nice 2200 mile trip from here to indiana and back in a roundabout way. right now my schedule reads like this:
06/23 harrisburg pa
06/24 oakland pa
06/25 pittsburgh pa
06/26 kent oh
06/27 ft wayne in
06/28 rochester in
06/29 cincinnati oh
07/01 virginia beach va
07/03 annapolis md
will update soon with venue information, other bands, etc. there’s a quick tour page at jamescuartero.com/tour.i also made a myspace page for people to check out the solo versions of the songs as well. check it out at myspace.com/jamesxoxo. looking forward to seeing you!
May 18th, 2006
matt is working on finishing you’re not the answer. that’s all the updates i have for now on the record.
revenge and regret got a spot on review this week from adam barone on punkrocks.net. thanks!
myspace has really taken over, hasn’t it?
April 5th, 2006