The duo of Alex Lee and Brandon Spearman has announced that they are changing their band’s name from This Twilight City to Apparitions. As This Twilight City, the band sold over 50,000 units of their Just Breathe EP while drawing over 18,000 unique viewers to a live acoustic concert stream they held.
With the new name comes a change in the sound from pop-rock to a darker more aggressive sound that has been presented on the first two songs released as Apparitions. Brandon comments on the bands’ new sound, “We like to describe it as pop-metal, but in all honesty it is a bit deeper than that. We do have some metal and pop tendencies, but we also bring a bit of experimental, progressive and electronic styles to the table as well.” Brandon then continues by saying, “With the different styles of music we have mixed in that make our sound, we would be able to fit in with groups like Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, and Circa Survive.”
Apparitions is also pleased to announce that they will be releasing their debut album Kiss Me Sleeping this fall on Infamous Empire Records. Not only will this be the band’s debut full-length, it will also be the label’s first ever release. Alex had this to say about being the first ever Infamous Empire Records release, “We’ll put each other on the map. This is going to be beautiful.”
Kiss Me Sleeping is currently being produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Alesana) at his studio in North Carolina. Alex commented on this process by saying, “Working with Jamie King isn’t something I would’ve predicted happening. If you told me 2 years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. Some very monumental albums of my upbringing were produced by him. I feel very honored to be recording with him.”
Alex then briefly describes the album by stating, “Kiss Me Sleeping was an original idea for a band name before we agreed on Apparitions. It stands for times in my life I was at my absolute darkest. Like the real me was gone, or sleeping rather. All the while there was always someone there who loved me unconditionally. The lyrics on the album are a definite 180 from the This Twilight City love songs. We are more aggressive, and that raw crazy sound needed some deeper lyrics from the darkest parts of me. It touches on my alcoholism, sexual appetite, my “Forget it moments”, and just things of that sort.”