The Atma

The Atma

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We play a new and vigorous breed of psychedelic independent rock and roll music. Our songs are raw and life affirming. Our energy is unstoppable.

Biography

THE ATMA

The Atma is a three-piece band from Los Angeles that plays a new breed of independent psychedelic rock and roll music. With a stylistic palette ranging from ominous driving blues riffs, to galloping tribal mantras, to jangly Dylan-esque anthems, the band’s unique and signature sound seems to blend the elements of all the best roots music into surprising new forms.

The current line-up has been together about four years and in that time has had two independent releases Even the Sun E.P. and On My ArtIchoke. The group is presently on the brink of releasing their second full length album Machetes of Gold, which was produced and recorded at the famous Blackbird studios by Niko Bolas. The record itself features a wide range of style and attitude, taking listeners for a Sgt. Pepper style ride through many hills and valleys. Thus far it has garnered prospective interest from a number of media and music industry personnel.

Presently, The Atma is gearing up for their record release, actively seeking opportunities to deliver their songs to live audiences and share the new recordings with the public. The band’s live act is fresh and energetic, invoking all the raw magic and vigor that is reminiscent of the best rock music from the early seventies and the nineties.
To learn more about The Atma, contact:

Sean Alan: (818) 274 8062
the_atma@hotmail.com
www.hotmail.com/theatma

Lucas Ventura: 782-9412
Lookas.ventura@gmail.com

Manager Dan Nash of Just Great Management
(310)-701-6071
dan@justgreatmanagement.com

Lyrics

Pheremones

Written By: The Oblivious Driver

You make me dizzy girl

Like I was streetwise on Hennesy

Spinning like raver kids on 10 hits of ecstacy

My mind goes to pieces each time you stand next to me

And my brain releases those chemicals easily

Oh baby don’t you know

Chorus:

I’ve got to get your ways into my world

Oh yes I’ve been feeling lonely for a long time

And I’d like to be what you’ve been up to girl

Oh yes I’ve been feeling lonely for the longest time

Kiss me sweet violet, leave your lipstick all on my face

Baby fix me like vitamins, come and hit me like tidal waves

I want to get with you and mix with that loving taste

Mama I want to introduce my rhythm into your waist

Oh mama don’t you know…

Chorus:

THE MAHARISHI

Written By: c2008 THE ATMA for HASBIN WILBE MUSIC (ASCAP)

The Maharishi

hearing it through a cheap kazoo
it’s only advertising evil creams
hey are you’re waking up?

all the fish have slit their wrists in
suicide beside the trash filled sea
hey are you waking up yet?

the maharishi was an old man
the maharishi came and told them
take a breath and let it go and
you’ll find a spiritual world

but hear the honking of the horns and
see people fretting on their phones and
how’re we supposed to find an om in
this hysterical world?

so people walking around like they’re all on a mission
so people talking about how it’s too loud to listen
so people looking around for that something they’re missing
but don’t you ask ‘em about what there’s no time to mention

penchanting piles of pedophiles
typing with hands in pants and curtains down
hey are you waking up?

botox your smile in the grocery aisle
where those astounded crowds are hounding clowns
hey are you waking up yet?

(chorus)

why don’t you
do what you’re doing
if it feels all right while you’re doing it
ba na na na na na na
oh why don’t you go
say what you’re saying if it feels all right
while you’re saying it
ba na na na na na na
oh why don’t you just
go where you’re going
if it feels all right while you’re going
ba na na na na na na
be what you’re being
if it feels all right while you’re being it
ba na na na na na na
oh why don’t you just

Drums and Percussion – Lucas Ventura
Lead Vocals – The Oblivious Driver
Bass, Guitar, Piano, Backups, Glock – Wade Joseph Ryff

Lyrics by The Oblivious Driver
Music Composed by The ATMA
Copyright © 2008 Hasbin Wilbe Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

MURDER

Written By: c2008 THE ATMA for HASBIN WILBE MUSIC (ASCAP)

Murder

i got a sinister knife cutting right through
my heart and my soul
i’ve been committing the crime in my mind
every time i’m alone

if they only knew what i think
then they would send my ass to the shrink
if they only knew what i think
then they would send my ass to a hospital bed
strait-jacketed
where well-trained nurses
would fill me with meds
ba-na-na-na-na-na-hey-yeah!

i’m dialing the line of the best private eye on the phone
hoping he’ll find why the gun at my spine is my own

if they only knew what I think
then they would send my ass to the shrink
if they only knew what I think
then they would send my ass to a hospital bed
strait-jacketed
where well-trained nurses
would fill me with meds
ba-na-na-na-na-na-hey-yeah!

where is my poem
when my rhythms are not one?
where is my soul
can you prove that I got one?
where is my home
when I’m stumbling empty and vacant?

it feels like murder…

Drums and Percussion – Lucas Ventura
Lead Vocals & Guitar – The Oblivious Driver
Bass & Lead Guitar – Wade Joseph Ryff

Lyrics by The Oblivious Driver
Music Composed by The ATMA
Copyright © 2008 Hasbin Wilbe Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

Discography

MACHETES OF GOLD (2008) (forthcoming)
Live @ the Merry Japster's Ball (2007) online only
On My Artichoke (2006)
Even the Sun E.P. (2005)

Set List

We have enough originals to play for hours, but we throw some covers in for the curve-ball factor.

typical set these days goes

Om - A Litany of postmodern insanity over a simple blues groove which builds in intensity.

Murder - A Balls to wall vamp to get the blood flowing.

The Monkey - A tribal groove supporting an implicit satire.

The World Owes You Nothing - A down home stomper with some progressive changes to keep everyone on their toes.

Go Our Separate ways - A sexy pocket groove with an old stones style feel.

Jetplane - A delicately picked ballad about hope.

Dissatisfaction Blues - The loudest most apeshit blues vamp in town. A finale.

If We do covers, we usually do Creedence, van Morrison, The Beatles, cream, doors, stones, pixies, parts or entire covers, depending.