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Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Atlas Engine - EP"


Brooklyn, NY – Atlas Engine, the one-man endeavor from multi-instrumentalist Nick LaFalce (ex-BRAEVES, Terrible Terrible), just released the debut EP, “after the end” on July 29th, 2016. Self-recorded and produced, the EP showcases LaFalce’s knack for bending and blending genres: From the intricate layers and harmonies of Local Natives, to Tame Impala-inspired falsettos, and soaring melodies reminiscent of The Killers or U2, it’s clear that this diverse set of influences carves out a unique place for atlas engine to stand among them.

The six-track EP opens with the single “Everest”, setting the tone early with stadium-sized leads, atmospheric textures, and pulsating drums. This energy flows right into “This is the Place”, a perfect display of LaFalce’s virtuosity, as each instrument is carefully utilized to propel driving verses into anthemic choruses, only to suddenly make a left turn into something heavier. “Ghost on the Shore” carries a more soulful tone, showcasing smooth falsettos, electronic infusions, and haunting production. Once again, LaFalce pulls an ace out his sleeve as the trance methodically built over the first two minutes swells until exploding into a heavy-hitting release. Things pick back up with “Take Me Away”, where LaFalce’s signature mixture of bombastic drums and cascading guitars shines the brightest. “Wild Orchard”, a mid-tempo folk tune paired with odd-metered syncopation and three-part vocal harmonies, lends another glimpse into LaFalce’s vast array of influences. The EP closes with “Out from the Ashes”, a mid-tempo catharsis brimming with smooth falsettos and lush arrangements, serving as a somber ode to the rebirth that we’ve experienced take place.

He has now teamed up with Impose Magazine to debut the new album.

"It just might be your new favorite work of art." - Impose Album Premiere

"Atlas Engine has brought us full circle with this EP, sparing no quality of sound or attention to detail. It’s a high quality work of art, with a feeling of continuity that is rare to find these days" - Impose Album Premiere

"Spectacular. Beautiful. Entrancing." - Impose Magazine, Ghost on the Shore Premiere

"Skillfully crafted…stunning melodies” - AudioFemme, Everest Premiere

"Epic, bombastic…for fans of Arcade Fire, Local Natives, and Of Monsters and Men…be aware of this project” – PopSoup, Best Tracks of the Week

"We have to give ourselves a little vacation whenever we can. Luckily, with its rolling, adventurous vibe, “This is The Place” has the capacity to be one. So put your headphones on or plug in your speakers, close your eyes and pretend you’re anywhere but here." - The Wild Honey Pie, This is the Place Premiere - Parachute Publicity


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Atlas Engine is the indie rock band formed by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Nick LaFalce in 2015. 

“I’d played in enough bands to know that this time around, things had to be different,” says LaFalce, 28. “There was too much I wanted to do that I knew couldn’t afford to be compromised, so I had to trust myself to make it happen.”

So atlas engine was born.

And while writing, performing, and producing all the elements of a record was no small task, LaFalce's liberation manifests as a central theme of the debut EP, aptly titled ‘after the end’. "This has given me total freedom, and that's what a lot of the record is about in one way or another: a newfound freedom from the past."

Incorporating the intricate layers and harmonies of Local Natives with Tame Impala-inspired falsettos and soaring melodies reminiscent of Arcade Fire, Atlas Engine bends and blends genres into its own distinctive mix of indie-rock and dream-pop.

"Spectacular. Beautiful. Entrancing." Impose Magazine

"Skillfully crafted…stunning melodies” - AudioFemme

"Put your headphones on or plug in your speakers, close your eyes and pretend you’re anywhere but here." - The Wild Honey Pie

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