A TRIBUTE TO THE SOURCE

A TRIBUTE TO THE SOURCE

BandR&BFunk

We deal in a blend of Experimental Garage Funk, writing songs about socio-political matters in a black-humor way. Our song titles are long, our sound is white noise, & the 2 of us are earnest in performing music that's not about us; we are about being an honest communication with an audience.

Biography

"A TRIBUTE TO THE SOURCE WILL CHANGE THE PHYSICAL MAKE-UP OF YOUR FACE."

They play a constantly-mixing brand of Funky Noise Rock.

NEVERTHELESS: They are from Southern Connecticut.

For a while, anyway, they had a bass player named Ashley, but those sorts of things never work out. For now--and at moment, seemingly always--ATTTS is Dan Gallo (Guitar/Lyrics/Vocals) & Jared Thompson (Drums/Vocals). They've been playing every Teen Club in the Tri-Town Area, dive bars in Quincy & Danbury (MA, & CT, respectfully), as well as a BATTLE (To The Death) OF THE BANDS at The Space in Hamden, CT, since late 2005. They've also recently released their first record, a 3-song EP delivered in a DVD case they've called "A COLLECTION OF JARRING TRANSITIONS." When asked about the record, Jared was quoted as having said "It's honestly the best thing we've ever recorded." The songs included on the disc are named as follows: "...And That's Why Keith Richrads Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons Alone." 'Typing Is Not Talking.' And, "Wait, What's That From?"

As for Content, they are leading the way in going back to the things people used to sing about. According to Dan, their songs are "An artful response to this newest crop of Self-Referential Eyeliners," which is a name he thinks is very clever, and is meant for bands and fans of My Chemical Romance. Song topics include (and are very limited to): The Burial Grounds in Belize, C. America, quoting TV shows in every day conversation, plastic-covered walls of Riot Police, putting giant light-up History Channel billboards on top of Harlem apartment buildings, Keith Richards & the rest of his ilk, Jack Kerouac, Armchair Revolutionary Politics, etc etc etc. They're trying so hard to mean something.

GET IT RIGHT: Y x X - % = ATTTS.

SOME FACTUALLY INCONSISTENT, DEEPLY HELD BELIEFS ABOUT ATTTS (corrections, if any, are in parenthetics):
1. Jared is 22. (He's actually 23)
2. Dan constantly loses his glasses on stage to look "into it." (He IS into it, though not enough to buy a support strap)
3. They got their name from a book of Robert Frost's collected poems.
4. They are funny on stage. (They think so)
5. Andre The Giant played the "Skin Flute" on two tracks off their first record. (The musician in question was actually a studio-tech named, ironically enough, Andre Giant. The Skin Flute he played, however, was very real)

In February of 2007, Ashley Kenney left the band, citing the fact that Dan snores like, impossibly loud, & that Jared smells like oil every day (he says it's his job, but I just can't believe he's trying all that hard in the shower and getting NOWHERE, you know?). With shows being cancelled left and right, ATTTS is looking for at least a stand-in that can at least play the bass.
If they fall, we all will with them.

Discography

"A COLLECTION OF JARRING TRANSITIONS" CDEP.
[Here songs from this album by visiting www.myspace.com/atributetothesource]

Set List

The longest we've played for is 45 minutes.