Magnet Magazine Premieres Appomattox’s “United,” A Track From New EP 3Against2, Out July 23

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June 27, 2013- Magnet Magazine has premiered “United,” the first track from Appomattox’s new EP 3Against2, out July 23rd.  The song opens with distorted keyboard stabs as the tale of a young politician finding out from a lobbyist just how easy it is to get rich by working together unfolds.  Appomattox meld sharp, undeniable hooks with complex, bouncy rhythms, an angular crunch and a new focus on vocal harmonies, and “United” is a gleaming example of their refined sound.

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“One of the best live shows in town” (Deli NYC), Appomattox are made up of Nick Gaynier (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Dave Nurmi (bass, vocals) and James Mello (drums, vocals).  With the 3/2 clave pattern – typically used in Afro-Cuban music - at the base of all the songs on the EP, the band create a distinctive sound by mixing in distorted keys, a lockstep rhythm section, inescapable hooks and two and three-part vocal harmonies. 

Recording most of the EP in a less time-sensitive recording environment with engineer Ryan Steele (except for “Radiator” which was recorded with Josh Ascalon at RAD Studios), the band was able to focus on the huge vocal sounds that were in Gaynier’s head, owing a debt to artists like The Beatles, Queen, ELO and Marvin Gaye. 

The band play The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Friday, July 19th.

For more information on Appomattox, please contact Rob Krauser ( at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.