is mike appelstein on guitars, bass,
omnichord, casiotone, egg shaker, tambourine and miserable whine. i
was born in philadelphia, raised in new jersey, and have lived in
manhattan, hoboken and seattle.
currently i live in st. louis,
missouri with my
wife, two daughters and cat. all of these experiences informed the
songs i wrote and recorded on four-track cassette over several years.
need to add more content. too busy, i guess.
no recording or touring plans, but i've made the two cd-rs available for
free download. and, of course, you can visit me on
imagine drive (2004)
recorded between 1998 and 2004 in three different time zones.
includes miracle legion, monroes, strawberry switchblade and o brother
where art thou? cover tunes.
download zip file: consulate/i'll never be
ready for summer / bel-red / i'll fly away / princeton train / nothing /
equidistant / racetrack road / what do all the people know / wyoming /
since yesterday / all for the best / home by sunrise / happy wedding
or buy cd-r:
from indiepages for $6.00,
or from boa melody bar
for 4 pounds UK.
happy trials (2002)
six songs about traveling and the weather, wrapped in an eye-catching
download zip file:
snow shoe / grey / happy trials /
rainy afternoon / what cheer / third beach
or buy cd-r: $5.00
whistle media, 2003)
featuring a split single by automat and lisboa.
my side features "bel-red."
buy 7" single and zine: $6.00
are getting shorter (jigsaw
songs by tami and mike recorded in 1997.
or buy 7" single with four additional tracks: $1.00
loaded, vol. 4
(popgun cs, 2004)
automat: "what cheer"
high five to i-5
(bathtub cd-r, 2003)
automat: "rainy afternoon"
book & cd, 2001)
the poconos: "honeydew" (recorded during the days are getting
shorter sessions, but i don't play on it)
(typical girls email list cd-r, 2001)
automat: "snow shoe"
the poconos: "in love"
blue cd, 2000)
mike appelstein: "third beach"
the 25 cent soul
mean magpie cs, 1999)
mike appelstein, "hoboken, nj"
oda king made this
city cd, 1998)
mike appelstein, "central station"
february 2002 - april 2003
the vera project, seattle
occasional dj sets; playlists here
feb 18 2001
ground zero, bellevue, wa
the condiments, the malinks and bionic systems go
july 23 2000
eye & ear control, seattle
may 19 2000
honeyhole sandwiches, seattle
with suretoss and adam bayer
bard college, annandale-on-hudson, ny
with ian schlein and tara emelye
member of the poconos
performance diary here