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The Ataris


The Ataris have produced several full-length recordings of relatively cookie-cutter pop-punk. Acquiring more impact from mainstream option acts compared to the punk performers they tour with, the Ataris had been found out by Vandals creator Joe Escalante in early 1997, after songwriter Kris Roe fulfilled him in a Vandals concert. Impressed by his demonstration tape, Escalante asked Roe to construct a full music group and record for his label, Kung-Fu Information. Vocalist/guitarist Roe found and relocated to California searching for bandmates, and finally added guitarist Marco Peña, bassist Mike Davenport, and previous Lagwagon drummer Derrick Plourde. Plourde was later on replaced by fresh drummer Chris Knapp. The recently formed Ataris produced their 1st record, Anywhere But Right here, for Kung-Fu and quickly found the see of Excess fat Wreck Chords owner Excess fat Mike. Realizing the chance to move to some more powerful, better-grounded label, the Ataris willingly authorized to Body fat Wreck. They quickly released an EP, Anticipate Failure, made by many members from the Descendents. Early in 1999, the music group released their second full-length recording, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Following 12 Exits. Following the album’s launch, they toured with MxPx, blink-182, and Homegrown before issuing ALLOW IT Burn off in 2000. End Is definitely Forever adopted in 2001, and the Ataris produced the leap towards the majors with 2003’s SUCH A LONG TIME, Astoria on Columbia. The recording featured fresh guitarist John Collura; it offered well and songs like “WITH THIS Diary” as well as the Don Henley cover “The Kids of Summer time” were effective on MTV and the present day rock graphs. Live in the Metro adopted in Feb 2004, though very little else music group activity happened that 12 months. After spending almost a year recording their 5th recording and Astoria follow-up, the Ataris thought we would keep Columbia in early summer time 2006 amid very much turnover within the label’s personnel and rumors of the impending merger with Epic. The album’s July launch was consequently postponed, though the music group pressed on label-less with several South American tour schedules. Sonic and lineup adjustments acquired also ensued, and by this time around, the music group (using its brand-new post-rock vibe) was having an impressive seven associates: Roe, Collura, guitarist/vocalist Paul Carabello, cellist Angus Cooke, keyboardist Bob Hoag, bassist Sean Hansen, and drummer Shane Chikeles. They ultimately created their very own label, Isola Recordings, and by way of a relationship with Sanctuary finally released Welcome the night time, a darker, even more rock-based work, in Feb 2007.

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Full Name The Ataris
Music Songs The Boys Of Summer, In This Diary, The Saddest Song, San Dimas High School Football Rules, Unopened Letter to the World, My Reply, Takeoffs and Landings, I Won't Spend Another Night Alone, The Hero Dies in This One, Summer Wind Was Always Our Song, Looking Back on Today, Eight of Nine, Road Signs and Rock Songs, Your Boyfriend Sucks, I.O.U. One Galaxy, Fast Times at Drop-out High, Angry Nerd Rock, Song for a Mix Tape, Summer ’79, Not Capable of Love, 1*15*96, Broken Promise Ring, Bad Case of Broken Heart, My Hotel Year, If You Really Want to Hear About It…, The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl, The Cheyenne Line, The Night That the Lights Went Out in NYC, Life Makes No Sense, The Radio Still Sucks, In Spite of the World, Connections Are More Dangerous Than Lies
Albums Welcome the Night, Live at the Metro, So Long, Astoria, End Is Forever, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Look Forward to Failure, Anywhere but Here, Hawaii 1985 Split with Junglefish, All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know, Let It Burn

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1 (Summer 2005) The new album tentively titled, "Welcome The Night" is supposed to be released in stores.
2 The Warped Tour kicked off in Boise, Idaho at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Thursday (June 19), playing to 10,000 fans. The Ataris will spend the next few months on tour with the festival. [June 2004]
3 Currently touring and promoting their upcoming song on the SpiderMan2 soundtrack.
4 In a scene of 2004's Spider-Man2 in which Peter Parker runs down an alley to change into his hero alter ego, Ataris posters can be seen pinned up on the walls.
5 The Ataris used to run a record store in Santa Barbara called 'Down on Haley'.
6 The Ataris have a sense of popular culture, referring to and sampling films such as 'Karate Kid,' 'A Bronx Tale,' 'Goonies,' 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' & 'Clerks' in their songs.
7 The band is named after front man Kris Roe's extensive video game collection for the Atari game console.
8 They helped a fan suffering from bulimia cope with life, by responding to her letters and writing a song called 'My Reply.'.



Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary performer: "Song, No. 13"
One Tree Hill 2003-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Galerians: Rion 2004 Video performer: "Hey Kid"
The Perfect Score 2004 performer: "In This Diary"
NHL 2004 2003 Video Game performer: "Radio #2"
That Darn Punk 2001 Video performer: "Ben Lee", "1,2,3,4", "Let It Burn", "Summer Wind"



The Ataris Live at Capitol Milling 2003 Video short

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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Themselves / Musical Guest
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Themselves
Fromage 2003 2003 TV Movie Themselves
Rove Live 2003 TV Series Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Themselves
Pepsi Smash 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Themselves
The Ataris Live at Capitol Milling 2003 Video short Themselves
PBS: Punk Broadcasting System 2001 Video Themselves

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1 Sometime you've got to stop and remember, You're not going to live forever. Be young, think smart, stay true & just follow your heart.

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