In early 2000 I heard Angie Aparo for the first time with the killer tune ?Spaceship?, which was taken from his excellent Matt Serletic(Matchbox 20,Edwin McCain) produced album ?The American?. That album came out on Matt?s own label Melisma, which also released the very underestimated album from Color last year, but unfortunately is the label gone now I think?! Anyway Angie Aparo came out on Melisma and that album was one of the best in 2000, which proved that modern rock in a singer songwriter costume is helluva combination. When I got that album I had no idea that the hero had done an album a couple years before. But a year ago or something I bought this fine album called ?Out Of The Everywhere?, which originally came out in 1996 on a independent label. This is quite different from ?The American? I would say since this is far more singer songwriter influenced and has a more basic production. But you could already here hear what a freakin? songwriter Angie was in melodic mayhems like ?Seeds?, ?Caroline? and ?Wonderland?, which all would have fit on the 2000 album. Great simple tunes in the same division as the other midwest popper phantom, Marc Cohn. Even if ?The American? is a better album this is also worth checking up if you?re into good acoustic based rock. It can be hard to find, but I think that awarestore.com still have it available.