Hailing from Long Island, this photogenic four-piece infuses its brand of emo with a modest British influence as well as a rewarding hint of '70s album rock. Touring in support of their appealing self-titled sophomore effort, ATAL's line-up has finally settled after losing two members last year. Vocalist Dan Nigro is still the central focus as the band weaves together a brooding mix of art-rock and indie-pop. Songs such as "Stab City" and "A Break a Pause" suffer their pretensions well, avoiding clichés while sounding characteristically pouty and solemn. Producer Steven Haigler... More >>>