'Atom Age' is a collection of recent and revived originals from Dave McLean with one gem by bassist Danny Bayer. The writing is personal and thoughtful while avoiding sentimentality covering themes of social rebellion-reminisced and current-the exhilaration of love and the inevitability of age. As a trio-supported in the studio by keyboardist Paula McLean and vocalist Nancy McCurry-the band keeps the proceedings to essentials, while maintaining an ensemble approach that varies the dynamics as much as the spotlight. Adrian Foltz drumming is unpretentiously on, but not afraid to blow out an explosion of Gene Krupa triplets where they're needed most. It's all produced and engineered by the easygoing genius of Britt 'Sn??zz' ??zzell. Mastered at Track & Field, Chapel Hill, NC. quot Their sound seems to take from Bomp! Records...power pop and...sweaty bar rock.quot; Lewie Peckham - quot;Like any classic punk act, they play fast and put forth a wall of overpowering, yet melodic sound. They draw their primary influences from British second-wave punk and though the likes of Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are also deeply entrenched in their sound, it's no fluke that McLean's style is derived from the era in which he first started writing music.quot; Ryan Snyder - Yes!Weekly quot;classic punk rock sound.quot; Avalon Kenney - quot;Though The Raving Knaves have been playing together for over two years, their story really goes back much further than that, to the roots of punk in the late 1970s and the college/underground music scene of the 1980s and early '90s. Dave McLean, Adrian Foltz and Daniel Bayer each bring with them a musical past that, when joined with those of the other two, forms the backbone of the Knaves' observational songwriting, punchy melodic sound and powerful live performances.quot; Burlington Times-News.
  • Raving Knaves - Atom Age [CD]
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Publication Date20111108
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc

Atom Age

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