Long-running punk/hardcore magazine The Big Takeover is hosting a new video for “Porchlight” from New Jersey-based noise/indie rock quartet ATOM DRIVER. The track is found on the band’s Is Anything Alright EP, out now through Nefarious Industries.
New Brunswick-based 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 the “Porchlight” video, Crispy reveals, “This song is about growing up as a dirtbag and trying to manage that past life education as an old person. Good news: time travel is possible… but they only come forward to our ‘now’ to mess with us.”
The Big Takeover premiere calls the track, “the catchiest blast of screamingly sweet punk-rock you’ll be exposed to this side of Omicron,” comparing it to, “a crushing cacophony reminiscent of Hot Snakes, Botch, and/or Unsane.
Check out ATOM DRIVER’s “Porchlight” video first at The Big Takeover now at THIS LOCATION.
Is Anything Alright is out now through Nefarious Industries, available on all digital/streaming services via the label HERE.
Stand by for live dates and more from ATOM DRIVER to post over the weeks ahead.