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
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.
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