Atomsmasher

Atomsmasher

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Atomsmasher has it all: an outrageously original sound, brilliantly catchy songs layered with complex vocal harmonies, unique guitar and keyboard interplay, and exciting live shows. Frontman Ed Marshall’s compelling lyrics, strong vocals and distinctive voice also make this band stand way out!

Biography

ATOMSMASHER music is ultra-catchy, guitar-driven power-pop with surprising twists and turns that leave listeners wanting more. Drawing from a myriad of influences, including the Beatles, the Pixies, Stanley Kubrick, XTC, George Orwell and Julian Cope, singer/guitarist Ed Marshall has developed a unique songwriting style, producing a huge catalog of songs from which the band draws its substantial repertoire. They have developed a large, loyal following with their energetic and exciting performances in New York City and surrounding areas. Incorporating complex three-part harmony vocals into their powerful rock sound, ATOMSMASHER shows are musical and distinctive in a way that is often missing in rock music today. New bassist Stephen Scollard joins keyboard player Brett Erenberg, drummer Ron Cohen and Marshall to form the strongest live version of the band yet.

ATOMSMASHER started their career with a bang, landing a song, “Lovely Head,” on the WB sitcom, Nick Freno, Licensed Teacher. They quickly released their acclaimed debut CD, Up & Atom, featuring "Sick,” "Maybe," and "5 Day Weekend." Attracting strong college radio airplay, it captured the band at an exciting time in its existence.

Now, the band has re-emerged with their brand new self-produced CD, All Around The World. Recorded in Marshall's studio in suburban NY, the CD exhibits new levels of musicianship and songwriting. He explains, “We took the time to learn the technology so that we could do everything ourselves and fully express our ideas. We were also freed financially to take as long as we wanted until we were satisfied. It took awhile, but I’m ecstatic with the results.” One listen to potential alt-rock hits like "She Was Gone," "High" and "Very Hungry" proves Marshall was right. Clearly, this is a band that THINKS and ROCKS! The diversity that the group is known for continues with 13 new forays into disparate rock styles, but as always, each song is still recognizably ATOMSMASHER.

Lyrics

She Was Gone

Written By: Edward Marshall


I was at home but I wasn’t feeling welcome
I had the feeling that I could not get it done
Instead of always wanna be around
I’m waiting patiently to get right out
I was at home but I wasn’t feeling welcome
You might have wasted all your time
While you waited there alone
You never realized what went wrong
You never noticed she was gone
I took her on despite all my inhibitions
I couldn’t think a reason why it shouldn’t have turned out right
And now I’m listening to a dying howl
I’m hanging pictures on a cracking wall
I was at home and I wasn’t feeling welcome
You said you couldn’t wait around
You know you wouldn’t wait around
You said you couldn’t wait around
You might have wasted all your time
While you waited there alone
You never realized what went wrong
You never noticed she was gone
She’ll pick you up to drag you down
You’ll feel the weight upon your heart
Another winter in the end
You’re only home when you’re apart
She’s gone forever

Very Hungry

Written By: Edward Marshall

I never knew what you did before
But I know if I had I'd be on my own
And I know
I know you're really grown
You look for blood when there's only stone
But you break your rules
When you're all alone
And I know
Some things can not be known
I saved my own life
You just called me a liar
I can't make up my mind
When you try
I wanna save my life
I'm gonna quit my job
I wanna play in the night
Wanna run from the law
I saved my own life
You just called me a liar
I can't make up my mind
When you try
You sat I'll raise your cover
You rise I'll lay you flat
I'd never tie another
A soul for the weight of that
A soul for the weight of
Each day I hate you more than you know
And I hope you reap what your ass has sown
Yeah I hope you get what you give out soon
You're a guiltless freak and a wounded soul
And I know
You put a hole in bone
I saved my own life
You just called me a liar
I can't make up my mind
When you try
I saved my own life
You just called me a liar
I can make up my mind
When you try
When you try
When you try
When you try
You sat I'll raise your cover
You rise I'll lay you flat
I'd never tie another
A soul for the weight of that
A soul for the weight of
I know you're very hungry
I know you're getting fat
Don't watch me cry my brother
A fool but a way-out cat

High

Written By: Edward Marshall

You could take me higher
But I won't come back
You could quench my fire
Then I'd feel laid back
You derailed my train right off the f***ing track
'cause you make me high
You could make me feel like I'm in serious trouble with my uncle
But I'm curious
Would you be my rider if I drove the bus?
Would you make me high?
If the sane don't worry 'bout it
Then I say don't worry 'bout it
What they say don't work it but it always seems to make me high
Make me high
If the sane don't worry 'bout it
Then I say don't you worry 'bout it
What they say don't work it but it always seems to make me high
Make me high

Discography

Up & Atom - Released 1998. "Sick" and "5 Day Weekend" received extensive college radio airplay.
All Around The World - Released 2004. Just released, but "She Was Gone," "High," and "Very Hungry" are sure to garner significant airplay as well.

Set List

Typical 45 minute set list comprised of selections from both Atomsmasher releases + 1 cover. Currently can perform 2 full band sets + 1 solo acoustic set.

Example:

Always Right
High
She Was Gone
Behind My Fears
Die For Art (Forthcoming Single)
Tell Me
Wait 'til You Come Back
Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
Very Hungry
Sick
Number Three
White Hands
BFC
Brand New Problem