The History of Apple Pie offers their refreshing take on grunge-inspired pop-rock on their new album Feel Something, and it's a welcome throwback. The British band helmed by singer Stephanie Min and guitarist Jerome Watson invites comparisons to '90s staples like The Breeders and Luscious Jackson, but without the feel of a retread. Like the titular dessert, this music is perfect for sweater weather.

Feel Something is The History of Apple Pie's second album, and though the band has only existed for three years, there's a clear cohesion to their point of view. Watson's assertive guitar creates a nice balance with Min's feminine vocals, and the general direction of the songwriting is towards accessibility.



Certain moments on Feel Something call to mind great sets played by bands in '90s movies: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in Clueless, or Letters To Cleo in 10 Things I Hate About You. "Jamais Vu" would be very at home on one of these soundtracks, as would "Special Girl."


Other songs lean more towards grunge, and the influence works well on the heavier "Tame" and "Don't You Wanna Be Mine?" If the album has weak moments, it's when the writing doesn't fully come together, like on the muddled "Puzzles."

Overall, however, Feel Something stands out in a sea of fall music for its well-executed style. While many bands aspire to recreate '90s music, The History of Apple Pie captures its spirit. Feel something, indeed.

Feel Something is available now on Marshall Teller Records! You can purchase it on iTunes here.