Minneapolis Punk Rock Band ANGRY ATOM Records New Album
Popular Minneapolis band records new album in preparation for energetic national tour.
Minneapolis, Minn, (PRWEB) August 15, 2005
Minneapolis punk rock band ANGRY ATOM has left the studio. The band spent several months recording their new album ÂREPLAYÂ and finished the songs in mid-August.
All songs are written by the band. The hard-driving title track, REPLAY, is a powerful song about lost love; the acoustic ballad FEELINGS is about a lost friend. Other songs are new creations for the album or completely re-worked fan favorites.
Angry Atom, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in June, 2005, is now preparing the album for duplication and distribution and expects to release it to the public by October 1st. REPLAY will be distributed by the band at its website http://www. angryatom. com (http://www. angryatom. com) and various indie music websites. The first single from the album, the title song REPLAY, will be released with the bandÂs first music video.
Angry AtomÂs first album, ÂFour Years to Nowhere,Â was released in 2001. In 2003, the band released ÂThe EP.Â
Angry Atom is made up of band mates B. J. Lother, his brother Micah Lewis Lother, and life-long buddy Phil Marston Pearson. All of their songs are written by the band.
B. J., born in Minneapolis on February 16, 1979, plays guitar, sings, and formed the band.
"I just decided to learn how to play the guitar so I could start a band," says B. J. "I didn't have any music books, so I taught myself to play using mathematics!"
The idea of starting Angry Atom hit him in the middle of the night five years ago. "I wanted to be able to help people who had issues like me, to do something positive, to make the world a better place." It makes sense when you learn that one person he admires is his wife's grandfather, a man who was only 18 when he enlisted in the army the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. B. J. admires the courage and bravery it takes to stand up for what is right.
He has strong feelings about the fans of Angry Atom. "I would say 'friends' not 'fans'Â in fact, everyone who likes our music is officially my friend." He is always amazed that people appreciate his music, and it makes him feel good. One of the best experiences of his life was an Angry Atom concert at the world-famous Knitting Factory in New York City, a concert full of fans far from the band's home base of Minneapolis. Even a thousand miles away, Angry Atom fans were excited and supportive.
Micah, born in Minneapolis on April 13, 1983, sings, plays bass, and writes the lyrics.
This Minneapolis-born and bred boy exudes talent and energy. He's the kind of talent who simply hears an instrument and then decides to play itÂ and play it well. Since his pre-teen years, he has picked up guitar, bass, Irish whistles, keyboards, and other instruments.
"Music," says this accomplished musician, "is a rudder that helps us guide our hearts and minds to the things that really matter in life."
Micah's talent and skill has made him a sought-after player for other musicians and he has traveled throughout the world backing up other groups.
What does Micah want out of life? "To write music that inspires people to desire love rather than hate, light rather than darkness, hope rather than despair, victory over defeat," he says.
He believes in the fans of Angry Atom. They are his inspiration. They are the reason he works hard at building his talent and skill. Micah and his band-mates have a close-knit friendship. To Micah, Angry Atom is a recipe for creativity, energy, and good times.
Phil, born in Minneapolis on November 21, 1981, is the drummer extraordinaire.
When Phil was 10 years old, his dad bought him a guitar and Phil's life suddenly revolved around practicing music. "I realized then what I was going to do with my life," he says. He wanted to be able to play Jimi Hendrix songs. "I love the way music can change your mood or make you relax or whatever," he says. "I love music because of the way it makes me feel." He admires Johnny Cash for the way he could tell stories with his songs, and Frank Sinatra for his presence on stage.
Phil joined Angry Atom as the band's drummer. Before that, he played guitar all day and worked in the family cafÃ©. He feels that Vinnie Calleuta and Dave Weckl are the best drummers to ever live.
One of Phil's favorite experiences with the fans of Angry Atom was the first time the fans sang along with the music. "That was really awesome," he says. As for Angry Atom, Phil says, "There is a close friendship that we all have that is very unique; I don't think I've ever met a band that is as close as we are."
Angry Atom photo: http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/angryatom. jpg (http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/angryatom. jpg)
B. J. Lother photo:
Http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/bjlother. JPG (http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/bjlother. JPG)
Micah Lewis Lother photo: http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/micahlother. JPG (http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/micahlother. JPG)
Phil Marston Pearson photo: http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/philpearson. JPG (http://www. michaelrbarnard. com/AngryAtom/philpearson. JPG)
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