White Apple Tree’s unique spin on indie-electronic had the crowd dancing the night away, and attendance definitely peaked for their set. I got a chance to sit down with singer/guitarist Ryan Marshall Lawhon and drummer Stefan Mac to talk about the show and their debut album. Their first single off the album is the ominous “Youth,” but the fellas have been having a little more fun playing their newest concoctions “Rakehead” and “Broken Bones.”
“Those were the songs that were written really close to finishing the record, so we haven’t heard them as much as the other ones, so they are still really fresh,” said Mac.
Lawhon elaborated on the excitement of the new tracks. “This is only our third show playing ‘Rakehead’,” he said. “We didn’t know how it would translate live, because it’s a little bit slower, but it’s pretty much our favorite song to play.”Although all the band’s members were on point, drummer Stefan Mac was really going to town on his cymbals and snares. I asked him if he had been pounding Red Bull, but he assured me that it was just “Muscle Milk and Kool-Aid.” For those eager to check out a White Apple Tree live show, they’re playing in San Diego with Buddy Akai tomorrow night, Thursday, June 3, at the Casbah and at the Ken Club in TOWN on June