New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive music video premiere of “Never Looking” by The Atom Age. The song is off of the upcoming release, Cry Til’ You Die, out on August 23rd via Asian Man Records and Tiger Dream Records.
“Revolving around a descending guitar riff that wouldn’t be hard to imagine on Raw Power, ‘Never Looking’ melds the urgency of 1960’s garage with a bastardized helping of proto punk swagger. Troglodyte drums reinforce a dancing back beat that culminates in a pounding chorus with all six band members going full tilt.” – The Atom Age
Run hot enough, a vacuum tube implodes, collapsing in on itself in the shithot blast of a rock and roll suicide. Once the heat kicks in, there’s no other outcome but thermal shock and shattered glass.
Since 2009, Oakland’s The Atom Age have been scattering slivers of imploded tubes all across the Bay Area. A rocket propelled ode to the unhinged power of ‘60s punk and R&B, the Age are more Sonics than Hives, and more Link Wray than Jack White. Coming to life out of the Bay’s punk scene, they’re a powder keg of a live band. But in the past, capturing this energy on record has proven a challenge. Over their last three albums, the Atom Age have documented their considerable strength for songwriting (most notably 2015’s Hot Shame), but something has almost always been lost in the equation of tracking and layering. Only now, thanks to the sympatico production work of Dave Schiffman (The Bronx, Pup, Jimmy Eat World) has the mutant fission of their live shows truly been captured on record.