The Atomic Forces

The Atomic Forces

 Ithaca, New York, USA
BandRockAvant-garde

The Atomic Forces play 'Folk Atomique' music. Noise, morse code, statistics, analog electronics, sounds of mechanical television, folk singing. Woody Guthrie Meets the Sun. Punk, Jazz, Electronic, Garage.

Biography

Led by Dayton, Ohio born songwriter and producer Park Doing, The Atomic Forces play politically charged experimental electronic/punk/folk music. Based and performing in upstate NY, their records have won critical acclaim and they are known for dynamic live shows.  Their first two albums, "Lost in the Transfer" and "Stars Don't Fade" won Rock Record of the Year Awards from the Ithaca Journal in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Their album, "Prop Sensation" featured morse code based signals underneath recitations of statistics about economic disparity and the prison system in the U.S. Their EP "Woody Guthrie Meets the Sun" features Woody Guthrie lyrics sung to music based on sounds scientists have recorded from the sun.  Their latest album, "Folk Machina", released in 2013 is back toward rock and we are told it sounds like Rush.

Lyrics

USA HAve

Written By: Park Doing

1 in 100 Adult Americans is in prison or in jail in the USA
1 in 100 Adult Americans is in prison or in jail in the USA
1 in 100 Adult Americans is in prison or in jail in the USA
1 in 16 Adult African Americans is in prison or in jail in the USA
1 in 16 Adult African Americans is in prison or in jail in the USA
1 in 16
For African American males between the ages of 18 and 34 the number is 1 in 9
For African American males between the ages of 18 and 34 the number is 1 in 9
1 in 9
USA have USA have USA have USA have not

Discography

LP - "Lost in the Transfer" (2000) - Rock Record of the Year, The Ithaca Journal
LP - "Stars Don't Fade" (2002) - Rock Record of the Year, The Ithaca Journal
LP - "Dwarves in Our Dreams: The Atomic Forces Live 1" (2003)
LP - "Americum 243" (2004) - "Brilliant Lo-Fi Power Pop", Buzz Magazine
DVD - "Masquerade Blink" (2005) - concert film from Irving Plaza, NY
LP - "Prop Sensation" (2008) - "Art made from statistics and morse code" - The Ithaca Times
LP - "Woody Guthrie Meets the Sun" (2010) "Eerie and Gorgeous" - The Ithaca Times
LP - "Folk Machina" (2013)

Set List

Premonition
The Names Change But The Game Stays The Same
Punk Rockers Shouldn't Wear Watches (Where do they got to go?)
Worried Man Blues
War at Home
Can't Get Ahead
USA Have (USA Have Not)
SOS
700 not 609
More Pretty Girls Than One
Aint' That a War
Hippie Physics
Wild Hearts for the Revolution
Hard Travelin
Guy with a Theory
Lost in the Transfer
Force 1
Do You See (What I Say)
Thank You, Your Honor
Good to Go (Das Gut Mit Schluf)
This Sun is Your Sun (This Sun is My Sun)