Wednesday, September 02, 2015

"It's A Mess," so let's just power through it.

Well blow me down, The Atom Age!
Had you ever heard of Oakland's The Atom Age? Nope, neither had I. Their publicist descibes them as "energetic, unhinged 60’s Punk and R&B," which is actually pretty accurate when thought of alongside a likeminded predecessor like, say, The Delta 72, only with a 45 played at 78 RPM. They also bear more than a passing resemblance to The Hives, which ain't exactly a drawback either.

They just released a new album, Hot Shame, whose lead track can be streamed below. I was poking around and while I didn't get an email about it, it looks like they're going on a short tour next month, hitting Chicago's Beat Kitchen on Oct. 5.

No word if they'll be wearing those eyepatches though.

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