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Welcome To the Night
The Ataris
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Reviewed: 2/22/2007 by Ryan


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The Ataris are back, and they’re back in a big way on their latest album “Welcome to the Night” out now on their own label- Isola Recordings with help from Sanctuary Records Group. It’s been three years since the band released “So Long Astoria,” and this is by far their best work. It’s a big move away from their pop-punk past. This is darker material that is so crazy artistic that it has to be listened to. Not only has this band grown artistically over the past few years, but they’ve grown in members too. Right now The Ataris have seven members. And through most of the album you can tell, there’s a lot going on in every track and it works on tracks one through thirteen. All of these musicians are awesome and all of them shine on this record. The most amazing thing about “Welcome to the Night” though, is the development of Ataris frontman Kris Roe. Roe’s voice is deeper, darker, and about 500% better than the previous work. While the rest of the band is more than capable of backing him up, “Welcome to the Night” is Roe’s show. He shines on this album. Amazing stuff. It’s hard to believe that this is the same band that is most known for covering Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer,” but they prove here on “Welcome to the Night” that they have so much more to offer. Check out a couple of songs off the album if you’re lazy. Check out “The Cheyenne Line”, and also check out “Connections are more Dangerous than Lies.” If you’re up for an amazing 53 minutes though, listen through the whole album.

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