A mighty successful band on the independent level with a few releases behind but "So long,Astoria" is their first major release which is produced by Lou Giordano who also has worked with Goo Goo Dolls.
We?re talking punkish modern rock but in a more adult way than bands like Sum 41 and Blink 182 that is more for the youth,no this is more mature and much more brain behind the melodies.
You could say they?re like a mix of "Lit" and "A" who did the superb "HiFi serious" last year,as a matter of fact singer Kris Roe sounds a bit like Jason Perry of the band "A".
The Ataris got lots of energy in their music but also show a melodic side with some nice keyboards to make it even more enjoyable in songs like "Saddest song" and "The hero dies in this one".
"Take offs and landings" rocks real good with lots of LIT harmonies over it but the strong tune here is "My reply" that could?ve been taken from "A"?s album Hifi serious,a true fave and a candidate for the top 10 songlist this year.
They also do a splendid cover of Don Henley?s superhit "Boys of summer",a party rocker indeed or why not for the days on the beach this summer.