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Friday, May 18, 2012

Atomic Bride's New Album, Dead Air, Fucking Rules!

Posted by on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 5:38 PM

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Locals Atomic Bride have a NEW album, Dead Air, coming out out this Tuesday!! Yup, and to celebrate they have a record release show tomorrow, Saturday, night at Lo-fi!!

If you're not in the know, Atomic Bride are a Seattle punk/garage band. I know...uh, it's 2012 what the fuck does "punk," much less "garage" mean? Well, Atomic Bride mixes it up, kinda, they know their shit. I'd say they're more of a punk group really 'cause they got a BIG sound AND are adept at ROCKIN' their shit OUT. Um, in the past I've seen 'em get a couple Cramps refs, and a few Rezillos comparisons, but I don't hear the Cramps. However, I'd reckon them Rezillos nods are kinda there. Miss Astra Elaine and Chris Cool switch off vox duty, so the boy vs girl hollerin' could make for the shoehorn. Of course, Miss Astra's inflections have plenty o' Cherrie Curry rock sass. I always thought they sounded like a real smart mid '90s SoCal/Flipside magazine group. Tho' I'd actually say they're way smarter than nearly all the SoCal/Flipside magazine groups, because their songs are written SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better.

So...the album?!? On Dead Air, their driving songs are all fucking GO-GO-GO, and the slow weird bits are moody and a little creepy—it works well. They keep dynamic variety balanced without shifting the vibe, and the songs are hung/strung together concept style. Whether or not there IS a concept, to me, don't matter, but it creates a mood and pulse that just WORKS. Dead Air is fantastic beginning to almost end. Speaking of the ending—my only problem, like, the ONE thing I wish was different—is IT NEEDED TO BE LONGER. Seriously, I want more. Dead Air clocks in at just under thirty-eight minutes...CRAP. I!! Want!!! More!!!!!! Next time, if y'all make a record THIS good, make it last twice as long...please!! Whatever, I'm quite stoked on this record. Really, I've almost worn the 0's 'n' 1's off'a my copy of the advance CD. Okay then, see y'all tomorrow night!

 

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Holy crap! What a fantastic review!!!
Posted by Astra Elane on May 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM · Report this
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Nice!! Can't wait to hear it!
Posted by Lena on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM · Report this
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Posted by tabathalphabet on May 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Report this
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"Dead Air" out today! Stream/Download/CD at http://music.atomic-bride.com, or your online store of choice.
Posted by Avtar on May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM · Report this
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Nice review, good sounding cut, Dead Air. Love that Astra!
Posted by chris Newman on September 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this

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