The Atriums

The Atriums

Southgate House
Friday – Sep 25 – 9:00

THE ATRIUMS “Larry Lawrence” CD (EP) Four songs here. A great debut... Of course doing its job and leaving me wanting more. Musically, I feel confident in describing The Atriums as mid-late 1990’s influenced indie-rock but done on a minimal level; which was VERY well received. Mostly, The Atriums remind me of something you would hear from K Records back in the day (whenever that day existed, Im not sure enough to pinpoint it myself at this time). Still, at other times, Im sorta sparked by some Dinosaur Jr. at times, then other times they kinda bring to mind Pavement and even Guided By Voices too. The Atriums music has an edgy undertone due to all the minimal being slang back and forth around all the well arranged songs, that I really dig. These songs have, and maintain a certain level throughout. A bit shoe gazer? Yeah. But man, I get lost in their shit sometimes like during a real dramatic part of the old Miami Vice series (Atriums big Jan Hammer fans?) or when I listen to Pink Floyd... Maybe This EP synchs up with Wizard of Oz too... Pack that bong Tubbs, drop that blotter... Now. The experiments begin. Shawn Abnoxious, The Neus Subjex [dot com]

Sometimes, I just don't know how to describe things and don't even have a point of reference for them. This is one of those cases. The Atriums' Larry Lawrence EP is very good indie rock that's not too fast and not too slow, but passionate, with MUCH better vocals than your average indie band, and beatiful guitar lines that rise and fall. I enjoyed it a lot, but it's their live shows where their brilliance really shines through. The vocals of Billy Halpin and Justin White are among the best I've heard and that's saying a lot. I strongly recommend picking this up at their next show if you like good music. Unbleeding.blogspot.com