does anyone ever really know anyone ?
No. Formed in Athens, Georgia, this collection of talented/ unemployable friends and acquaintances began playing instrumental music together under the name Applesauce Tears.
A move to Atlanta, Ga. brought a certain amount of clarity as the group took shape and began producing their brand of instrumental psychedelic, atmospheric, and cinematic soundtracks.
Though considering themselves Luddites on a digitally-maintained payroll, these sound collagist drop-outs found themselves yearning for an internet presence - thus this website and it's many links.
Their records have charted at college radio stations all across the US and Canada while their last three albums have spent substantial time on the CMJ charts.
Influences include bland dentist office jazz, 70's FM gold, summer as it turns to autumn, films with untidy endings, Kurosawa, Isaac Hayes and The Smiths.
Some have dared (often behind closed doors) to mention Applesauce Tears in the same breath (or gasp) as Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone, Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, and Burt Bacharach. While they sometimes flirt with early Roxy Music, they continue to be compared to Todd Rundgren's weirder moments and inevitably, someone, upon hearing the band in an adjacent room, will say beneath their breath, "Pink Floyd."
Craig Bennett - electric guitar, various keyboards, bass and found sounds
Odette Chartier - keyboards, percussion and occasional strings
Kid Barrington - acoustic guitar, additional bass
Sondra Hoode - percussion, voice and occasional strings
M. McMick - drums and percussion
Tandy Lewis - flute, percussion and keyboard (the one with the stuck F#)
Blake Street - if and when horns appear