Atlas Arrows — “It’s Easy”
Atlas Arrows, based in the Binghamton, N.Y., area has announced the March 18 release of its new EP “Grainy Days.” Today also marks the debut of “It’s Easy,” the first song made available from the EP. You can stream the song here exclusively.
The group – Tyler Woodcook (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Kinney (guitar/keyboards), Paul Matthews (bass/keyboards) and Phil McHenry (drums) – has also scheduled three EP-release shows: Thursday, March 20 at The Stood on the campus of SUNY Purchase; Friday, March 21 at 16 Walnut in Binghamton; and Saturday, March 22 at The Vintage in Scranton.
The band’s connection to Northeastern Pennsylvania dates back to some Atlas Arrows members’ previous band, Where’s Ulysses, playing with area band Silhouette Lies at The Vintage.
The March 22 show there will also feature Scranton bands including We Were Templars and Days In Transit.
“Our biggest connection in terms of scene is Scranton, outside of Binghamton,” Kinney said. “We really see it as a second home to our band, because we very much have a lot of the same ideas as a lot of people down there.”
In addition to Scranton and Binghamton – which Kinney said seems to be making a bit of a resurgence as far as its music scene – Atlas Arrows has also played in Philadelphia as well as Pianos and Alphabet Lounge in Manhattan and The Trash Bar in Brooklyn. Several of the band members are college students in the New York City area, Kinney said.
Atlas Arrows formed in 2012. Kinney said the band’s major influences are Phoenix, The Strokes, Minus The Bear, Tokyo Police Club, Two Door Cinema Club and Foals.
“Grainy Days” follows on the heels of the band’s 2012 debut record, “Armoire,” and “ARMR,” a remix EP released in 2013.
The new EP, Kinney said, is “a lot fresher, and it sounds a lot more like what we sound like now, because our live sound is a lot different than what our first album sounds like.”
“Grainy Days” will be available in various formats via the band’s Bandcamp site, including CD, cassette and digital. T-shirts and hand-screened posters will be available as part of the EP release, as will various presale packages.