Moment

The Moment

by Atomictom
     
 
The rock quartet Atomic Tom, consisting of singer Luke White, guitarist Eric Espiritu, bassist Phil Galitzine, and drummer Tobias Smith, harks back to a specific time and style in pop music history. With White's gruff voice and the band's dense pop
ock arrangements, they suggest the sound of a British (or Australian) rock group of the

Overview

The rock quartet Atomic Tom, consisting of singer Luke White, guitarist Eric Espiritu, bassist Phil Galitzine, and drummer Tobias Smith, harks back to a specific time and style in pop music history. With White's gruff voice and the band's dense pop
ock arrangements, they suggest the sound of a British (or Australian) rock group of the mid-'80s. Think Duran Duran, the Human League, INXS, or Simple Minds. Actually, White often recalls another, slightly more individual band of the time, the Cure, with phrasing similar to Robert Smith's, even if he is a less distinctive singer. Atomic Tom doesn't really transcend its antecedents because there isn't much more to their music than the style that will be familiar to music fans of the era of John Hughes' high school movies, big hair, and MTV (when it played music videos all the time). The lyrics are pedestrian, and the music, while efficiently performed, never breaks out of its obvious mold. Not surprisingly, Atomic Tom was quickly called upon to cover the Human League's "Don't You Want Me" for the '80s period movie Take Me Home Tonight.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527572833
catalogNumber:
5003331

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Atomictom   Primary Artist
Ben Romans   Keyboards
Luke White   Vocals,Group Member
Phil Galitzine   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Eric Espiritu   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Amanda Gookin   Cello
Brian Sowards   Violin
Tobias Smith   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Elise Fawley   Viola
Michelle Margarita   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Christina von Duyke   Violin

Technical Credits

Joe Spix   Art Direction
Matt Tahaney   Engineer
Ben Romans   Composer,Programming,Producer
Nate Campany   Composer
Phil Galitzine   Composer
Eric Espiritu   Composer
Kyle Paas   Engineer
Jeffrey Swart   Engineer
Chaz Russo   Type Design
Brent Storms   Executive Producer

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