After searching the internet for a band to feature this week, I came across a band out of Woodbridge, NJ that really appealed to me because they weren’t a screamo band. They weren’t too metal. They were a band with good riffs and some actual melody. They reminded me of a Taking Back Sunday meets The Used. The name of the band is called All New Atmosphere, and I thought they were pretty good. I was listening to a few songs on the band’s ReverbNation page, reverbnation.com/allnewatmospherenj, like “I Should End You,” “Still Here,” “Will I Ever Know,” and “All The Same”…Ah, who am I kidding? I listened to every song on their page. The songs were that good!
As I mentioned earlier, All New Atmosphere are a quintet out of Woodbridge Township. According to their bio, they officially formed back in early 2012 when singer Alex Farkas sought out like-minded musicians in the Central Jersey area. He would finalize his ultimate lineup with guitarist Brian Boxley and Chris Petronzio, bassist Juan Melendez and drummer Alex Chin. Since forming, All New Atmosphere’s goal has been to just connect to their audience with their music, but with the help of online communities like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, the band has really been able to uphold a tight relationship with their ever-growing fanbase. In April 2012, All New Atmosphere would release their debut self-titled EP, which garnered the band much deserved attention.
Back in October 2013, the band released their first full-length, Some Place Safe, which is now available on iTunes and wherever CDs are sold. The band wanted to create an album that was “a great listen from start to finish with the intension of showing the world who they are, as people and as musicians.” All New Atmosphere are still currently out performing to promote Some Place Safe. You can catch them live at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ on Jan. 11, or you can check them out by visiting allnewatmosphere.com.
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
If you haven’t bought your tickets to see my bros Lower The Veil open for Clutch at the Starland Ballroom for Clutch’s annual Jersey stop on Dec. 29, what the hell are you waiting for? The show is next Monday for crying out loud! To purchase tickets for this awesome show, log onto faceboook.com/lowertheveil and buy the tickets directly from the band. Also, keep your eyes peeled for their brand new music video for the title-track from their latest CD, “Soon.”
The next thing that I wanted to mention this week is that my heart goes out to the families of Noel Korman and Alice Park. Noel and Alice lost their lives due to a carbon monoxide leak at Streets Rehearsal Studios in Clifton, NJ a couple of weeks ago. I found out about this tragedy when my brothers from Thank You Scientist posted some photos of themselves in the hospital explaining that while in the middle of a writing session, their band members began to feel dizzy and started choking, so they left the studio and immediately called 9-1-1. A dozen others were rushed to the hospital, while Noel and Alice did not make it out. Most knew Noel from his work at Dingo’s Den. I’ve rehearsed at Streets on numerous occasions and I cannot believe this happened. Please my brothers and sisters on the Jersey music scene, be careful! If you smell something strange or start to feel a bit different, get the hell out of there! Most buildings have detectors. I’m not sure why this building didn’t, but the victims’ families have one hell of a case against the owners of the facility.
And finally, a certain awards ceremony that took place last week decided to keep yours truly out of nomination for “Top Journalist In Support of Live Music.” Now, without sounding like a whiny little bitch, how is it that after supporting live and local music since 2002, yours truly was never to be nominated ever, yet writers who know nothing about music are nominated every year? Don’t get me wrong, I am feel ecstatic for all of my brothers and sisters who were nominated, but how credible is this award ceremony if they’re not including everyone? Last year, their excuse was that this column was too North Jersey, but if they really knew how to read, they would realize this column covers all of Jersey. Okay, I feel better now. Thank you for letting me get this off my chest. That being said, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140, Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at email@example.com, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember….We’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the Author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
12/27—Battlecross/Wretched/War Of Ages/Julius Seizure/Monument Of A Memory—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
12/27—SYKA/Andrew W.K.—GameChanger World, Howell, NJ
12/27—No More Pain/Mind Riot/10 Paces—Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
12/29—Lower The Veil/Clutch—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
12/30—Answer Infinity/Another Distraction/Syka/Asphalt Green/Me With Creeps—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
12/31—SYKA—Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY
1/2/15—Hookers-N-Blow/Don Jamieson/Voodoo Train/Spiral Scar/Flowers To Flames/The Uncommonly Good—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
1/3/15—The Disconnects/The Bullys/Executors/Bible Fiction—Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
1/3/15—A Thousand Mothers/Flathead Sky—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
1/7/15—KoverUp Band/Doghöuse/Mary’s Basement/Hadar Baron—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
1/9/15—Bound By Substance/Super Gravity—Mercury Lounge, NYC
1/9/15—Ascending From Ashes/Killcode/Long Gone Day/Empire Fallen/New Day Dawn—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
1/11/15—All New Atmosphere—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
1/13/15—Tara Elliot and the Red Velvets—The Mercury Lounge, NYC
1/14/14—The Howler Weary/Steve Bello Band/Sam and Margot—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
1/16/15—Civic/Corevalay—Maxwell’sTavern, Hoboken, NJ
1/17/15—Silent Horror/Darrow Chemical Company/The Cryptkeeper Five—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
1/17/15—Lower The Veil/Ashes of Your Enemy—West Side Bar and Grill, Woodland Park, NJ
1/24/15—SYKA—The Bitter End, NYC