From the campus of Michigan State University

Impact Presents... THE APPLES IN STEREO!

Robert Schneider: I have a son who's 9 years old, and we always act futuristic on the phone… I'll be like, "I'll see you in the future, future, future" (voice fades), and he'll be like "Okay Daddy, daddy, daddy". My wife said I should use it on stage.

On Wednesday, April 28th the Impact presented the Apples In Stereo's live show at the Pike Room in Pontiac.

We talked to Robert Schneider, frontman of Apples in Stereo, and the only remaining original member. He started the Elephant 6 music collective, with members like Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), and Will Cullen Hart (Olivia Tremor Control).

The show started with psychedelic rock band Laminated Cat, from Athens Georgia. The members are young and the band even includes twin brothers. Next was the Generationals from New Orleans.

Finally, the Apples in Stereo came on in matching silver space outfits. The band played a phenomenal show with tons of energy. After the show we asked Robert about them and he said they were designed by Rebecca Turbow, who also designs outfits for Of Montreal. Robert explained, "We're a spaceship crew. We're supposed to be in uniform. I'm kind of like the guru, that's my role in the crew. We all have our characters."

Here's the set list:

Hey Elevator

Dignified Dignitary




Dance Floor

Told You Once

Sun Is Out


Seven Stars

Next Year

No One In The World

Same Old Drag

Can You Feel It


The band came out for a couple encores including "Strawberryfire." Check the Impact YouTube channel for video of the show. See more photos on our flickr stream here.

A big thanks to the Apples in Stereo and the Crofoot/Pike Room and Yep Roc records for making this all happen!

Elise Yoon