JANUARY 2006 PRESS
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The ATOMIC SWINDLERS are a glamtastic
combo from Rochester, NY and their "Coming
Out Electric" doesn’t sound
like a debut album. They mix familiar
70s strands with a big rock candy sound
which projects far beyond much of today’s
stunted fare. The Swindlers make a noise
that has serious travel potential and
their space-age imagery could connect
them with several generations who have
missed out on something genuinely exciting
in terms of live thrills. Think TRANSVISION
VAMP vs The Spiders from Mars.
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Review by Monica Martin
Atomic Swindlers – Coming out Electric
The Atomic Swindlers bring it all
to the table with Coming out Electric.
When listening to this twelve-song album,
you can tell their influences vary from
genre to genre and even decade to decade.
I can’t put my finger on it, but
this compilation has a touch of everything
from jazz to country to rock, even
a touch of the oldies. Their dream-like,
hypnotic melodies topped with April Laragy’s
vocals over original lyrics make this
off-beat and like nothing I’ve
heard before. This album is quite catchy
and likeable. This six member band delivers
a rather soft, new-aged quality where
you can feel the treble and bass rising.
They open strong with their song "Float," which
happens to be my favorite on the album.
Coming out Electric reminded me a bit
of a mix between the Grease soundtrack
and Valeze’s promotional CD. Though
this might not typically be what you
listen to, you’ll find yourself
liking it. The weird, catchy & original
vibe makes the Atomic Swindlers a band
to check out.