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The Atomic Atoms
Jukebox Drawl
(self-released)
www.theatomicatoms.com


The Atomic Atoms' lead singer Adam Singer bounces between country and rock on the band's new self-released recording Jukebox Drawl with a genuine affection for both sides of the music spectrum. Supported by Tommy Cappell on bass guitar and keyboards, Jeremy Smart on lead and slide guitar, Abby Belle on harmony vocals, and drummers Jay Baskette and Mark Becknell, The Atomic Atoms cross over genres and bring together melodic textures which would seem to be odd bed fellows.

The slow roasting riffs of "Sarah Miller For Dummies" have a bluesy temperance which foster gusts of power rock flusters through "Autumn Of Affection." Singer's vocals have a coarse flint which kindles a raw edge in the tracks that flow perfectly with the rockabilly chassis on "Movin'." The country folk shading of "One For Me" is complemented by Abby Belle on vocal harmonies along with the sinuous swells of Jeremy Smart's slide guitar. The album changes course on "For The Brats," suspended by reggae hooks and blanketed in a bluesy tint. The fiery guitar cuts of "Kara's Scene" are fastened to thrashing beats contrasting the old time country foliage of "Philosophers." Flailing horns are branded by dance beats along "Doc Holiday" and turn into full out blazes cruising through "After You After Me" cauterized by thumping beats.

The Atomic Atoms are a hybrid of country, rock, blues, and a dash of reggae. They're a modern breed of country-infused rock, fearless when it comes to crossing genres and open to stirring the mix.

-Susan Frances

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