Response Records has announced the upcoming release of Apollo, the hugely anticipated new album from Stockholm Syndrome. The album – which follows the band’s 2004 debut, Holy Happy Hour – arrives everywhere on February 15, 2011.
Stockholm Syndrome is the collaborative brainchild of two gifted musicians, Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools and singer/songwriter Jerry Joseph. Initially conceived as a side project, the alliance soon became a full-fledged band, with the able accompaniment of guitarist Eric McFadden (Keb Mo’, Les Claypool, Jackson Browne, George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars), keyboardist Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule, Cheap Trick), and drummer Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, David Lindley & El Rayo-X).
Apollo sees Stockholm Syndrome building upon its initial outing by distilling a distinctive sound fueled by freewheeling creativity and incendiary rock power. Songs like "Finding" and the epic title track showcase the band’s virtuosic interplay and genre-blurring ingenuity, all centered by Joseph’s creative, cathartic lyricism. Produced by Schools in a converted chicken coop at Cotatai, California’s Prairie Sun Recording, with additional recording at the famed Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas – Apollo places Joseph’s soulful vocals and songwriting gifts at the forefront, all the while confirming Stockholm Syndrome’s remarkable ability to bridge sonic styles spanning pop, psychedelia, and full-on rock ‘n roll.