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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oakland Garage Punks The Atom Age Release New Single "It's A Mess"

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM

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Oakland's The Atom Age, a garage punk six-piece that effectively channels the vibes of Hot Snakes, released an energizing new track off its upcoming LP Hot Shame, due out August 28 on Asian Man records.

"It's A Mess" manages to peek its head over the hordes of local bands playing a similar style by effectively mixing tonsil-tearing howls with the smooth sounds of a '60s-era organ. It has the energy of post-punk bands like Rocket From The Crypt but with melodic, party-styled gang vocals, and horn-tinged choruses carrying the fun vibe.

Hot Shame will be the band's third full-length, and it's first with a 6th member on the organ.

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