Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.”

NoHo Arts music review of  Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” EP release.
NoHo Arts music review of  Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” EP release.

NoHo Arts music review of  Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” EP release.

“You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” is a gorgeous EP, lightly produced, with an almost live feeling. Walking Apollo, a Fort Worth, Texas-based indie folk project, is something truly special. This small collection of songs seem much more than written, they seem channeled.  

Each song a passionate cry out into the world.  Some swinging and catchy, some piercing and heart-rending, but all with insightful, poignant and poetic lyrics. 

NoHo Arts music review of  Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” EP release.

With a mixture of voices, male and female, Buddy Taccolini and Christina Rotondo blend exquisitely together.  Some voices are just meant to sing together, there’s a magical quality, the way the tones collide, combined they become more than they ever could apart.  I hear that in these wonderful vocal performances. 

I adore these songs. They feel like a love story, cinematic, truthful, deeply moving and very romantic. I definitely want more of Walking Apollo.

Buddy Taccolini was moved to write these song by his muse, his wife, and it really feels like a love note to her. The best music is always the most personal, and these songs are clearly deeply personal and purposefully written. If I were Buddy Taccolini’s wife I’de be thrilled!!! 

Favorite Track off Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” is “Glowing in the Dark.” Watch the video below! Just a beautiful beautiful song.

Stream Walking Apollo’s “You’re My Pride and Joy, Etc.” on Spotify.

Musician/Instruments: 

Buddy Taccolini: Music, lyrics, rhythm guitar, male vocals

Christina Rotondo: Female vocals

Liam Ward: Harmonica (on “Impossible: The Fairytale of Campus Martius Park)

Toby Wilson: All other instruments

Producer(s): Buddy Taccolini

Socials:

Official Website: WalkingApollo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalkingApollo

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCucWI5VRiyA6fWWL2y65w_g

Bandcamp: https://walkingapollo.bandcamp.com/releases

Artist Contact Email: WalkingApollo@gmail.com

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Author: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.