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Brothers Dale and Ryan Marquez phone it in from Richmond, CA.

I like their official bio:

"'Wide Awake' was the reason why Apple Orchard came into existence. Manila's Definition Records included the track in the now much sought-after Filipino compilation, Mutual Admiration Society back in 2000. Fulfilled and pleased with the result, brothers Ryan and Dale Marquez then constantly conspired writing the starriest of starry-eyed pop tunes.

"The Marquez brothers have played together in Dorian Of Juniper Bells (which incidentally, was also included in the Mutual Admiration Society comp), aside from their other bands: Ryan with Sodajerk and Carnival Park and Dale for Sonnet LVIII and also, Soft Pillow Kisses. Apple Orchard on the other hand was a project which arose without fine warning, but with silent anticipation. The band's name was taken from a song by Nottingham outfit Bouquet and the brothers considered the Sugargliders, the Field Mice, Brighter, Sweet William, and Sarah Records as primary inspirations."

I couldn't have summed it up better myself. Gorgeous and hazy songs made even hazier by the ambiance of phone static. Perfect pop songs for all seasons.

Nadav Carmel, KDVS 09/14/2009


A Hiding Smile
That Sleepy Side Of Town
Half-Steps Toward Bright Skies
A Month Of Spring
The Last Letter [The Field Mice]
The Rainbow's End
She Knows

Links Apple Orchard on MySpace Filipino Indiepop Scene
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