SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Psychedelic / Indie Rock
The ATMA play an edgy, inventive, soulful breed of rock music which features excellent musicianship and terrific lyrics.
MEET THE ATMA
The question always comes up, “So what does your guys-ez band sound like?” The simple honest answer would be nothing you’ve ever heard before. But if you had to pigeon-hole this thing we do, The ATMA plays an edgy, inventive, soulful breed of rock music.
This band is what happens when funk and punk go to bed with the Super-unknown. Put Salvador Dali, The Pixies, Bob Dylan, and a hurricane into a blender and that smoothie might taste something like The ATMA. That’s as close as you’ll get to a summary of our sound, because this band’s music is as colorful as the people in it, and we are all about originality.
Rocking the L.A. underground music scene since 2002, our trio has just spent the year gigging in the wake of releasing our debut record, “On My Artichoke.” The album itself is psychedelic romp through 15 radically diverse tracks featuring a wide variety of sound and meaning. Songs such as the lighthearted “Pheremones” showcase the band’s funkier side, while tracks such as “Idiots” reflect the grittier aspects of the band’s musicianship.
Traces of everything from classic rock, 90’s alternative, reggae, jazz, blues, swing, punk, and psychedelia are evident throughout, but don’t believe us, go hear it for yourself. Thus far, the record has been warmly received by our fans and has garnered some positive reviews in the indie music and online communities.
There is a lyric on the first album:
The drums will dance for those again
Who still believe in thunder
Perhaps this best describes the attitude and ambition of The ATMA. We believe in the spirit and energy that’s behind all the great inspiring music that we grew up listening to. Our dream is to put something out there that is honest and original and to share it with the world in a big way. We have worked hard to be a part of this band, and we’d like to believe as we prepare to go into the studio and record our next record, that the depth and intensity of our music reflects that dedication.
Just how far we will go in the course of our career as a band no one can say, but one thing you can expect from The ATMA is that we will always pour everything we’ve got into every show we play, every jam we jam, and every moment we are lucky enough to be a part it. Thanks for taking the time to read about us and we hope to see you out there at one of our shows, where we will be laying it down with 100% balls-to-wall love for those who would come and listen.