Appletop is a band from a small town in Cote D’Azur. While that technically makes them French, they’ve clearly heard their fair share of American music, namely Pavement. They do a good rendition of that kind of laid-back, fuzzy guitar rock though.
Their second album, Brave Mountains, was released a few weeks ago and is available here.
RIYL: all things Malkmus, Built to Spill, good music, mild distortion, creme brulée