Apollo Sun is an indie pop band from Baltimore, Md. All four members are charm city natives grew up in music filled households and have been playing music from childhood. Formed in 2010 with their line-up solidified in 2012, Joshua Long (vocals), Timothy Long (bass), Doug Gussio (drums), and Brennan Mcshane (lead guitar) are moving in the right direction toward their dreams of success.
In 2012 Apollo Sun released their single Conversations along with their first music video in support gaining the attention of both 98 rock and HFS local radio stations. In February 2013 they showcased at the 17th annual Millennium Music Festival. Click Away was released on February 22nd courtesy of Manta ray records & The Orchard. In March 2013, Apollo Sun won $1000 at the Fishhead Cantina Battle of the bands, hosted by Gigging Musicians Network
Why is there a Cat sitting nonchalantly on an apple laptop on the Cover of Apollo Sun’s debut EP Click Away? The EP is not about cats or computers though the title track is an ode to finding romance online. Click away showcases the bands ability to write songs, and of a diverse nature. Vents Magazine quoted “…different elements are brought to the table that make each song unique and original. The production and the vocals are just incredible, especially the latter.” Some parts of the EP sounds like Foo Fighters or Red Hot Chili Peppers while other sections draw from a more electronic rock/pop feel such as Passion Pit and Linkin Park. Josh and Brennan harmonize together to bring about what some have defined as Indie R&B.
Apollo Sun completed their first tour in June 2013. They traveled all over the northeast and Midwest to as far as St. Louis, Missouri captivating every audience they showcased in front of. The band is currently working on a new music video with Springwood Productions and non-profit organizations. A follow up EP is in the works with many of the new songs already incorporated into the live show. Doug Gussio describes the newer stuff as “DFP: dance, funk, and procreation.” 2013 continues to be a wonderful year for Apollo Sun as they plant the foundation for a long-lasting career.