White Mystery / Black Apple — split (7")
If you’re a fan of stripped down garage rock, loud drums, and/or redheads, meet your perfect match: White Mystery is the two-piece brother/sister duo of Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White. Praised by MTV, The Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, Sound Opinions, Village Voice, Austin Chronicle, and Elle Magazine, these native Chicagoans self-released two albums, a split 7" on Whistler Records, and logged 30,000 miles touring North America in 2011. Having played with Weezer, Mavis Staples, and The Gories, this ferocious duo is known for explosive live shows and innocent glee.
Longtime friends Robert Brenner, David Stroud, and Paul Nixon made up the now defunct band Black Apple. There was a push and pull between the band members that fueled the trio's music—a combination of loose, overlapping vocals, scruffy guitar, and ramshackle drumming. The lyrics, where discernible, either unfold like hallucinogenic flashbacks or contain elaborate in-jokes. RIP Black Apple.