BrooklynVegan is now hosting an exclusive premiere of “I’ve Turned Into A Monster,” the new single from New Brunswick, New Jersey-based ATOM DRIVER, preceding Nefarious Industries’ November release of their Is Anything Alright EP.
ATOM DRIVER formed in the fall of 2016 when guitarist and vocalist Mark Segal (ex-Boss Jim Gettys), bassist Justin Ingstrup (ex-Good Clean Fun), and drummer Mike Polilli (Buzzkill) set their sights on blending classic and current noise rock, indie rock, and post-hardcore influences with a love of punk and metal. The trio made their debut with the 2017 EP Slackjaw, produced by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan, Snapcase, Sepultura) and released on local label Powerbunny 4×4. Two more self-released EPs followed: In The West later that same year, and Here They Come, The Hornets in 2019.
After re-assessing their musical vision in 2020, ATOM DRIVER recruited Chris “Crispy” Corvino (Deadguy, Second Arrows) to handle vocal duties. As soon as masks could come off, the group recorded six new songs with Joseph Dell’Aquila at Exeter Recordings in Freehold. What they emerged with was a more frantic and pissed-off vocal style layered over some quite accessible noisy indie rock with nods to bands like The Monorchid, Hot Snakes, Motorhead, Tomahawk, McClusky, and God Bullies. Is Anything Alright was mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering and completed with cover art by Maurice Patterson.
With new single “I’ve Turned Into A Monster,” the band offers, “‘…Monster’ is definitely a more frenetic track vs. its predecessor (maiden single “High Protocol Party”), perhaps the first to ever to pay homage to a Strandbeest.”
Writes BrooklynVegan, “They recently released lead single ‘High Protocol Party,’ a dose of angular, Jesus Lizard/Hot Snakes-esque post-hardcore, and we’re now premiering the heavier new single ‘I’ve Turned Into A Monster’… It’s a ripper…”
Stream ATOM DRIVER’s “I’ve Turned Into A Monster” through BrooklynVegan now at THIS LOCATION.
Is Anything Alright will see digital release through Nefarious Industries on November 19th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE.
Stand by for additional audio previews, live dates, and more from ATOM DRIVER to post over the weeks ahead.