While Eisenhower may eventually prove to be just another step in a larger, ongoing Slip journey, it proves to be the band's monumental achievement nonetheless. Not so much for it’s distinction from previous efforts, but for proving that a fledging band that debuted with such spark could persevere, and ultimately, a decade later, change the way you look at rock.
With a recent Boston Phoenix nod as "Best New Band" and the Boston Herald placing them on their “5 Things To Change The Face Of Boston Arts and Entertainment” list, Apollo Sunshine was more of a co-bill than a true opener for fellow New Englanders, The Slip.
Imagine going to a music school and studying with musicians who later would go on to form bands like The Slip and the Benevento/Russo Duo. What a crazy time it must have been for Marc Friedman, Andrew Barr and Marco Benevento when they attended classes together before they went on to form their revered bands. Their bond still holds strong, as was evidenced at their show to close out