The Atom Age find their inspiration from the dust covered collections of unhinged 60’s Punk and R&B, whose crazed energy was once misconceived as a better fit for your trashcan than for your turntable. While taking many of their cues from these primitive pilgrims of punk, The Atom Age still strive to lay down their own modernized sound.
Coming together in 2009 in Oakland, CA The Atom Age immediately hit the road. Touring heavily enabled the band to develop their powerful live show and unique style. After making some noise in the Bay Area’s scene Asian Man Records offered to release the band's second full length in 2012. During a break from touring early in 2014, the members felt it was time to radically refine and hone their sound in preparation for their third full length. A year of writing and recording commenced with the inclusion of a sixth member on 60’s Combo Organ.
The new full length “Hot Shame” blends the Rock ‘N’ Roll swagger of Link Wray with the angular punk of Fugazi and Hot Snakes. A haunting tenor saxophone and transistor organ combo provide an added layer of tone ranging from The Stooges' Funhouse at their darkest, to The Famous Flames at their most energetic. Co Producer Blag Dahlia from legendary garage punkers The Dwarves lent his greasy ears and formidable Rock ‘N’ Roll knowledge to the band while they tracked the record themselves at their studio; District Recording.