The band began in 1992, shortly after Robert Schneider moved from Ruston, Louisiana to
attend university at Boulder, Colorado. The original line-up of the band was Robert Schneider (vocals, guitar, keyboards),
Hilarie Sidney (drums, vocals), Jim McIntyre (bass, backing vocals) and Chris Parfitt (guitar)
(see the History page for more details.). Their first release was the Tidal Wave EP.
500 copies of it were pressed and it included a twelve-page illustrated booklet, poster, and stickers.
This became the first "official" record to be released by the Elephant 6 Recording Company.
The band's second EP was recorded as a three-piece. Chris Parfitt left at the end of 1993 (and soon after formed
his own band, Vince Mole And His Calcium Orchestra). Hypnotic Suggestion
was released on Bus Stop in 1994.
John Hill (guitar, backing vocals; also a member of Dressy Bessy) joined in time
to record a couple of tracks which were released as split singles with other bands. There was a split single with
The Olivia Tremor Control released on Small-Fi Records, another split single with
The Heartworms released on Wurlitzer Jukebox and a third single, a split with Sportsguitar, released on
100 Guitar Mania.
The Apples' first album, Fun Trick Noisemaker (released in 1995) includes re-recorded versions of a
couple of early singles and EP tracks as well as "new" material. Two-thirds of the album was recorded as a trio
again, with Jim McIntyre leaving part-way through.
Science Faire was released in 1996. It's a collection of the early single releases, and also
includes the previously unreleased instrumental To Love The Vibration Of The Bulb.
The Apples' second album, Tone Soul Evolution, was released in 1997 on SpinArt. It was also
licensed to Sire Records. Eric Allen (bass and backing vocals) joined the band's line-up for the recording of this
record. The vinyl edition of the album came with an additional 7" single which included the bonus tracks
The Golden Flower and Man, You Gotta Get Up.
After Tone Soul Evolution, Chris McDuffie (who also played on the first EP by
The Minders) also joined the band on keyboards and percussion.
The band released the EP Her Wallpaper Reverie in June 1999. All the "usual suspects" were involved:
Rick and Merisa from The Perry Weissman Three, Scott Spillane from
Neutral Milk Hotel & The Gerbils, Tammy from Dressy Bessy
and Jim of Von Hemmling. The album artwork was done by W. Cullen Hart (
The Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System).
In February 2000, the band released a "maxi-single", consisting of a track entitled Look Away, which
was taken from their forthcoming third album The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone, plus the four
bonus tracks that appeared on the Japanese version of Her Wallpaper Reverie.
The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone was released April 2000 on SpinArt records. Originally it was
intended to be a double-album but due to technical problems and deadlines it ended up only being a single record.
The vinyl version came with an additional flexidisc; on one side was the bonus track Hold On To This Day and
the b-side featured Robert talking about the album.
Two 7" singles were released on UK labels later in 2000. Everybody Let Up came out on Earworm and The
Bird that You Can't See was released by Cooking Vinyl. In July 2000, the soundtrack to the cartoon series The
PowerPuff Girls came out. A pink vinyl single of the Apples track Signal In the Sky (Let's Go!) was also released at that
time. A video was made for the song and featured during the TV show.
SpinArt Records released a CD EP entitled Let's Go! in July 2001. It features the Apples'
contribution to the Powerpuff Girls Soundtrack, Signal in the Sky (Let's Go!), as well as the original demo version
of that song. Also included is the Apples' version of the Beach Boys classic, Heroes & Villains, the demo
version of Stream Running Over, (which appears on The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone)
and a brand new song, If You Want To Wear A Hat.
The band's latest album entitled The Velocity of Sound was released October 2002. It has three different
album covers for the 3 different areas of the world it was released; US, Japan and Europe. The LP vinyl version comes
with a bonus 7". During the making of this record, keyboardist Chris McDuffie left the band.
Official web page: www.applesinstereo.com
Other projects involving Apples In Stereo members:
Secret Square, Dressy Bessy, Marbles,
The American Revolution, ulysses, High Water Marks, AWN