“The Band Has Gears: Toronto’s Atom and the Volumes’ self-titled EP comes across as built around the idea that the best music feels just like closing your eyes and dancing. The band could be the spawn of Wilco and Failure, a cocktail of raw emotion, storytelling and unexpected flourishes. “Pointed Pins” is a brooding garage anthem topped with 80’s glam metal flare. The fuzzy, whirling guitars lend the pop-sensible chorus an edge like bacon on maple. “Lick Your Tears,” about a corroding relationship, has the slowest tempo on the album and is at least twice as angsty as “Pointed Pins;” the short wah-wah riff that reappears throughout the song ends up commenting on the dangers of repression. The playing thickens at about the two and a half minute mark, becoming stronger than the sum of its parts, and you’re liable to be blanketed in sound. “Boardwalk,” sultry and distant, floats along on an almost country-western twang from both strin”
"Atom and the Volumes are currently working on a forthcoming EP release, and you can stay up to date on any updates from the band by checking out their Twitter and Facebook accounts. But in the mean time we invite you to listen to the band’s first studio mix, (“Lick Your Tears”), which will be available as a free download for a limited amount of time in honour of their one year anniversary: "
“Mixing influences of psychedelic, indie-electronic, and garage-rock with upbeat guitar-heavy jams, Toronto-based indie groove-rock troop ATOM & THE VOLUMES might not have any serious recordings under their belts – yet – but they’re definitely worth keeping an eye out for. Fronted by actor/guitarist/vocalist Marc Atom Borins, and featuring guitarist/keyboardist Bradley Snider (Neverending White Lights), drummer Michael Grundy, and bassist Gabe Kugelmass, recordings are allegedly well-underway for this quartet. Until then, check out “Boardwalk” and “Gonna Lose Me” from their demo jam cuts (on Soundcloud). The band also seems to have a flair for the comic book side of things art-wise (especially in their poster art), which you can check out over on Facebook. Upcoming Shows: 02-23 – The Silver Dollar – 10:40PM – EVENT HERE 03-15 – Lee’s Palace – 11PM 03-31 – El Mocambo (downstairs) 04-20 – Cameron House (1 Year Anniversary Show)– ANNOUNCING Horseshoe Tave”
“Atom and the Volumes Get Colourful: Fan Poster Contest In honour of their Feb. 23rd show at the Silver Dollar Room, Toronto’s indie-groove rockers Atom and the Volumes are asking fans to get creative, and add colour to a black and white version of their latest show poster, by artist Jamie Goodman. The comic book style poster is a running theme for the Volumes, and this fifth edition is as rad as the first four. Check out this refurbished poster (below) by the talented Carly Gallinger and download and submit yours before next Sunday. Keeping busy in the studio working on their forthcoming EP, frontman Marc Atom Borins and the rest of the Volumes have big things in store for us. We stopped by to snag a first listen to some of the fresh tracks and were inspired to snap some pics of our own. We like what we hear and are looking forward to sharing the release with you… stay tuned! Follow the Volumes on Facebook, Soundcloud and Twitter to stay in the loop on their creative happening”