Sun Media. February 25, Archived from the original on November 21, Retrieved December 14, Oricon in Japanese. Tobias Zywietz. Rovi Corporation. Next 12 Exits — The Ataris". Retrieved July 22, Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 14, The Ataris, Junglefish. Square Root Records. SRR The Ataris, Douglas. Speedowax Records. Media Control Charts. Official Charts Company. The band's first big break came in when Roe attended a show at the club Bogart's in Cincinnati, where Thomason passed one of the band's demo tapes to a roadie from the band.
A few weeks later, Roe received a call from Kung Fu Records, who told him they were interested in putting out their record, Someday - The Ataris - Live At The Metro (CD), even though he was really only searching for a drummer.
The Ataris signed to Kung Fu and the label passed the tape along to various drummers. Eventually, Roe decided upon ex- Someday - The Ataris - Live At The Metro (CD) drummer Derrick Plourde. The band then proceeded to record their debut album Anywhere but Heretracking the Someday - The Ataris - Live At The Metro (CD) thing in less than a week.
The album was released on April 29, and the band held a release show party at Missing Link Records in Indianapolis on May 2. Shortly afterward, Marko Desantis joined the band on bass for a short time. Thomason decided to leave the band to stay in Indiana, and the group toured as a three-piece for a short while. After a brief tour in Octoberthis lineup disbanded. Roe, out of money and living in a van, contemplated moving back to Indiana.
But the band still had an upcoming tour booked with Dance Hall Crashers and Unwritten Lawso Roe decided to give the band one more shot. He got his friend from Santa Barbara, Mike Davenportto play bass. He joined the band as a second guitarist and the foursome went on their scheduled tour. From there, the band gradually increased in popularity in the underground rock scene, a lot due to their consistent touring and personal, DIY approach to the band.
However, it wasn't until the release of Blue Skies, Broken Hearts Next 12 Exits in the year that they started to gain widespread acclaim. The album's name comes from the name of a mobile home park along Highway in Santa Barbara. Also, " The album contained personal, storytelling lyrics and heartfelt tales of relationships, discovery and things once left behind. In the band took part in the Vans Warped Tour. Prior to this, Collura had played in his own band Beefcake who'd toured with The Ataris.
During this same period, the Ataris' contract with Kung Fu Records expired, and the band chose to Someday - The Ataris - Live At The Metro (CD) with Columbia Records.
Later that year, they began recording their fourth full-length album and major label debut, So Long, Astoriareleased on March 4, Produced by Lou Giordanothe album's production served as a stark contrast to any of the band's past releases. Whereas previous efforts would be recorded in short time spans between tours.
So Long, Astoria was widely credited for introducing The Ataris to a larger mainstream audience and generating several successful singles, including "In This Diary" and "The Saddest Song. This album also included their hit cover song, originally recorded by Don Henley " The Boys of Summer ", which much to the dismay of the band became their "accidental" second single after a radio station, KROQ in Los Angeles started playing it, even though the band had already chosen the song "My Reply" as their second single.
The band toured behind this record for most of and into early That year also saw the release of a low-key live album, Live at the Metroalong with a track on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack.
So Long, Astoria sold well in excess ofcopies and was certified gold. After Someday - The Ataris - Live At The Metro (CD) number of personal, financial and artistic differences, this line-up decided to respectfully and creatively go its separate ways over the summer and fall of Davenport, interested in playing heavier music, became a founding member of the band Versus the World, while Knapp stopped playing music altogether and stayed in Santa Barbara.
Details regarding the departures of Knapp and Davenport have been kept quiet for sometime, and neither camp has appeared interested in fueling any public debate or ill-will.
Looking for some time off, Roe headed back to Indiana while Collura moved back to New York; though they would later regroup to begin the recordings of the band's next album.
After some time off, Roe and Collura later moved forward and began writing songs that would become part of the follow-up to So Long, Astoria titled Welcome The Night. Science Fiction by Brand New. This album was a perfect ending to a perfect band, although I still hope to see more from them in the future this album pretty much sealed the deal. Every song was so perfectly crafted and I couldn't be more happy with their sendoff For now I am Rancho native. I enjoy supporting you. I will email you soon to discuss about using one of your songs in a YouTube video of a slideshow I am working on!
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