the Atomic Square

the Atomic Square

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Incorporating elements of experimental rock, indie pop and shoegaze, the Atomic Square is a four-piece indie rock band from Philadelphia. Drawing from a variety of influences, the Square delivers a familiar, yet inventive sound. Both radio-friendly and experimental, their music will satisfy fans of many genres as it flows from song to song, keeping listeners tuned-in and engaged. From snappy indie pop hits to cinematic-worthy post rock compositions, the Atomic Square provides a refreshing experi

Biography

Incorporating elements of experimental rock, indie pop and shoegaze, the Atomic Square is a four-piece indie rock band from Philadelphia. Drawing from a variety of influences, the Square delivers a familiar, yet inventive sound. Both radio-friendly and experimental, their music will satisfy fans of many genres as it flows from song to song, keeping listeners tuned-in and engaged. From snappy indie pop hits to cinematic-worthy post rock compositions, the Atomic Square provides a refreshing experience, intriguing listeners to wonder: “What’s next?”

Founded in summer of 2007 by Tom Ryan, the Atomic Square has evolved through a cast of members before finding the band they are today. With the help of Tom's brother, roommate and friends, the band had written and recorded three EPs within one year, all done at Gradwell House Recording Studio with friend Steve Poponi. Although the majority of the music was instrumental and very post-rock influenced, they began experimenting with all sorts of genres including adding vocals and indie pop tendencies. In the fall of 2008, the debut album, 'hibernate', was released and the band began performing live - starting with a Northeastern tour.

In the winter of 2009 a sort of fusion occurred as the Atomic Square was billed on the same night as singer Ete AhPing. The band was blown away by Ete's performance and range. Within one week, they had joined forces and got to work immediately. The band had currently been in the process of recording 'The Rise' ep, so Ete was in Gradwell House laying down vocals only a few short weeks after joining. They have since completed a full-length album titled 'After It's All Said & Done' and continue to move forward writing, touring and pursuing their dream in hopes of offering listeners what they share with each other, the passion and love for the music.

Lyrics

Long Way Home

Written By: the Atomic Square

I don’t want to be
The one that slows you down
Everything I love
Is hidden under ground
The soils softer now
The stars ignite the sky
I look into my hands and wonder why

Why does everything go over
So well when Im gone?

It’s a long way home
Long way home
You don’t seem to know
It’s a long way home

You don’t believe in love
You don’t believe in me
You don’t beleive in anything that sets you free
You don’t take the time
To know yourself
You wont even go away from here

Why does everything go over
So well when Im gone?

It’s a long way home
Long way home
You don’t seem to know
It’s a long way home

St Aloysius

Written By: the Atomic Square

There is a place where no colors go
It's underneath all the rocks and snow
Once you enter you cannot leave
There's nothing else in this world you'll need

When you take it all away
What is left behind?
When you take it all away
What is left behind?

There's no need to walk away
I can't feel it, on the edge

Why Can't you belong to me?
Why Can't you belong to me?

When you take it all away
What is left behind?
When you take it all away
What is left behind?

In The Beginning

Written By: the Atomic Square

Is there any room left for me
On this empty earth?
Sailing blindly
Through this dark mind
I don’t want to go away

Im so alone
I don’t need this
Will you please just try?

How long will this all go on for?
Oh no, not another encore
I wish this would all come to an end

I must take this message high
Around the earth
And through the sky
One day It will all come to an end

Rising Tides

Written By: the Atomic Square

All of us will come to the end soon
You can't help who you are
Take a bow but don't you touch the ground
You might just break your neck

Here it goes again
But I can't stay
And your heart's a million miles away from here
It goes again
But I won't stay
And your hearts a million miles away from here
It goes again
I won't stay
And your hearts a million miles away from here

Take me away from all the noise
Take me away from all that's wrong
Take me away from all the pain
Take me away from all the End

Hold on to what you love
To what you need to
What you want
I want you
For now and forever
I will never
Leave you here
I care
I care

60 Seconds

Written By: the Atomic Square

Where has the time gone? Oh, I don’t know.
It seems like we are getting old
But I still feel so young and free
Guess that’s what Love is

You say yes,
I say no
But you still love me

I say yes
You say no,
And I still love you

I remember when we just began
It felt so new and every
Thing was electric and oh so grand
And now its better

Discography

TwentyTen EP (AUG 2010)

After It's All Said & Done (2009)

- Track 01: 60 Seconds
Radio airplay (Radio 104.5, 93.7 STW, 88.5 WXPN)
- Track 05: Long Way Home
Radio airplay (Radio 104.5, 93.3 WMMR, 88.5 Y-Rock)

The Rise (2009)
- Track 02: Close Your Eyes
Radio airplay (93.3 WMMR)
Soundtracked for Haiti Benefit Video (by 95.7 BenFM)

The Fall (2009)

hibernate (2008)

All music is streaming free at http://www.theAtomicSquare.com

Set List

Generally 40-min Set.
About 10-12 songs

01 :: The Day Before
02 :: For You
03 :: Level Three
04 :: Fall In The Square
05 :: i Try
06 :: Long Way Home
07 :: 60 Seconds
08 :: St. Aloysius
09 :: Close Your Eyes
10 :: Everything You Want

Past Covers Include:
Coldplay, Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Silversun Pickups