Just as NASA’s Apollo program represented the fulfillment of boundless ideas, Apollo LTD blast past boundaries and into a new musical realm steeped in alternative spirit, cinematic production, rock energy, and pop palatability.
After logging years together in a band (between juggling gigs as disparate as landscaping, swim coaching, and substitute teaching in the inner city school system), the Nashville duo—Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark—emerged in 2015 with their independent self-titled EP. Garnering critical acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, the single “What Are You Waiting For” quietly generated over 323K Spotify streams and counting. As they shared the stage with Panic at the Disco, DNCE, Kesha, Andy Grammer, The All-American Rejects, smallpools, and more, the guys recorded the 2017 follow-up EP and further unlocked the dynamic nature of their pairing: Adam the consummate trained musician and Jordan the primal and passionate poet.
“Adam and I are musical partners in every sense of the word,” says Jordan.
“There is truly nothing we do that isn’t influenced by the other. We both play, produce, and write lyrics, melodies and hooks. Adam is an exceptional musician whose experience includes working as a session and touring lead guitar player. For me, music is guttural. As we’ve been able to develop the live narrative, we’ve been able to develop what the common thread is through all of our music and let this thread influence our songwriting.”
In the end, Apollo LTD continually fulfill a shared dream to venture into new musical territory on the latest EP, and they do so by connecting with each and every song. It’s clear that this duo is on a mission to not only create music that is expansive, otherworldly and energetic but to also send a message that we are not alone.