Hailing from Oakland and the Bay’s punk scene, The Atom Age released their new album ‘Cry ‘Til You Die’ on August 23rd via Tiger Dream Records and Asian Man Records. The record was recorded live at District Recordings in San Jose, California.
Since 2009, the band has been tearing up stages all across the Bay Area. Being a rocket propelled ode to the unhinged power of ‘60s punk and R&B, they are more Sonic than Hives and more Link Wray than Jack White. One thing is for sure, they are a powder keg of a live band. In the past, capturing that energy on record has proven a challenge. They have documented their strength for songwriting on albums, but something has always been lost in the equation of tracking and layering. Only now, thanks to the sympatico production work of Dave Schiffman (The Bronx, Pup, Jimmy Eat World), has the mutant fission of their live shows truly been captured on record.
Blazing by in a relentless 25 minutes, the new LP is the band at their most explosive. The lead single “Walk Through Walls”, with its stabbed keys and bleating saxophone, is less a walk than a drunken march across boundaries. Sailing on a snaking surf riff, “Bad Seeds” , recalls the sleaze of early Tarantino soundtracks. Every track on ‘Cry ‘Til You Die’ is slick with sweat and coated in a fine layer of grime. From the leading howl in the opening track “Love is a Numbers Game” to the final shriek of feedback on the closing title track, this is The Atom Age at the top of their craft.
10/22 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
10/23 – Wichita, KS – Kirby’s Beer Store
10/25 – Englewood, CO – Moe’s Original BBQ
10/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/28 – Reno, NV – Sheas Tavern
12/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie