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6 tracks, 25 minutes. Debut mini-album from Chicago trio featuring two former members of Thumbnail.
Atombombpocketknife formed in 1997 and toured regionally before releasing a 7 inch (File 13 Records) and then a 10 inch on Southern in 1999. A full-length, Alpha Sounds, followed 2000. Following this the group toured with Man or Astro-Man?, Pinback, and Judah Johnson. A sophomore album, God Save The ABPK, was issued in 2001, the first on which Che Arthur appeared. Near the end of that same year, drummer Matt Espy (who had joined in 1999) left the group and was replaced by former Sterling drummer Tony Lazzara. Their third and final album was released on File 13 in 2004; the group disbanded in 2005.
A new medalion is around the necks of Chicago, America, and the World. Justin Sinkovich and David Burns, both survivors of the recent derailment of the band Thumbnail, have coaxed Allison Hollihan to join in a quest to destroy the doldrums of this modern day post-rock fiasco. David, Justin, and Allison grew up in the mid-eighties, and after drawing influence from such forefathers of sonic rock as The James Gang, The Who, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin, they each learned to play their instruments while listening to teenage angst outlets like Sonic Youth's Sister and Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me. Contemporary historians claim ABPK has created "unrock," an amalgamation of riff anthems and experimental deconstruction... then reconstruction. Atombombpocketknife has already converted live audiences to the power of "Unrock" by the way of ear bleeding performances throughout the Midwest. Recorded by Greg Norman and RedRedMeat drummer/engineer Brian Deck at Clava Studio, then mastered by John Loder at Abbey Road Studios, this EP not only personifies ABPK's live sound, it surpasses it. This record was prefaced by a 7 inch single released on File 13 Records in April of 1999.
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