The Atomic Love Bombs are a San Francisco-based indie band with roots firmly entrenched in the West Coast psychedelic scene. Their neo-psychedelic sound is led by a shatteringly loud wall of droning distortion meshed with catchy psych-pop-garage hooks and inspiring melodies and lyrics.
Influenced by everything from The Velvet Underground and The Kinks of the 60s to The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Warlocks of today, The Atomic Love Bombs stand apart from their contemporaries because of their keen sense of songcrafting and dynamics.
Bassist Tim Rye and guitarist Bryan Chaffin handle the lead vocals, while the guitar interplay of Ben Lyman and Joe Mitch is inventive and adds a haunting blend of melody and noise to each song. The rave-up rhythm section is rounded out by drummer Brad Phillips.
The band's first album, Let it Burn, is available today on CD or download from our online store. It is also available on Amazon and Lala, and it will be on iTunes August 1st.
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Joe Mitch: Guitar, Vocals
Tim Rye: Vocals, Bass
Bryan Chaffin: Vocals, Guitar
Ben Lyman: Lead Guitar
Brad Phillips: Drums
Let It Burn, The Atomic Love Bomb's debut CD, was released on August 1, 2009 and has been played on various internet podcasts and on local indie internet radio.
www.ipodobserver.com August, 2009
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I can't stop listening to "Let It Burn" by The Atomic Love Bombs. With its subtle echoes of so many ...I can't stop listening to "Let It Burn" by The Atomic Love Bombs. With its subtle echoes of so many of the bands I love -- Moody Blues (when they were awesome), Seeds (but more polished), Amboy Dukes (but more refined), Strawberry Alarm Clock (but less cheesy), Yardbirds, Jefferson Airplane, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Kinks, Stones, and yes, even the Beatles -- this album just blows my mind.
While reminiscent of the best psychedelic pop/rock of the late '60s and early 70s, The Atomic Love Bombs' music is unique and original. The songs are skillfully crafted with jangly acoustic guitar work offset by searing fuzz-laden lead riffs. The vocals are heartfelt; the vocal harmonies sublime. And it's all pulled together in a polished production that's just perfect for these songs.
I've listened to the whole album at least five times in the past two days and I still can't wait to listen to it some more.
In a word, this album ROCKS!
Let It Burn
100 Mile Freefall
The Perfect High
Get the Yeah Yeahs Out
There are no upcoming dates at this time.