We are proud to present to you the culmination of our whirlwind year of work: The debut Atlas Road Crew EP. The crew has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time – Playing in other bands, coming together and finding our own vibe, getting the storage unit on Atlas Road, and landing frat party gigs and shows in Five Points, SC. Then we recorded with a Grammy Award-winning musician, raised over $4,000 on Kickstarter, and sold out the Five Points Pub in an hour and a half. It all leads to this moment – the release of our first EP of original material. We couldn’t be more excited for you to hear it.
This past summer, we had the honor of being invited to record in Charleston, SC, with Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish. What came of the sessions is all on the EP. The whole range of the Atlas Road Crew sound is here. “Sweet Southern Woman” is that quick jaunt down I-71 on a Friday night, with lead singer and rhythm guitarist Taylor Nicholson making it hard to say no to the ride. “Betty” is a dirtier, bluesier hard rock dirge with an amazing solo from lead guitarist Dave Beddingfield. On our lead single, “Morning Eyes,” drummer Patrick Drohan channels his inner Tennessee Three (Johnny Cash’s band) pace-keeping skills, rolling the easygoing rocker along (in case you haven’t noticed, we’re especially proud of how this one turned out). “Movin On” highlights Max Becker’s bass-picking, and pianoman Bryce James’ deep skills with New Orleans jazz. It all comes together on “Hideaway,” which really highlights the band’s range of not only being able to rock hard, but also being able to write a catchy tune.