"It almost can be the the result of unprotected sex between The Faint and At The Drive In, although the photo atlas doesn't sound derivative of either."
Paranoid, desperate and utterly danceable, the music of the Photo Atlas blends the angularity of Fugazi, the gut-punch of At The Drive-In and the relentless rump-shaking of the Rapture into a dangerously sexy dancefloor detonator. Guitarist Bill Threlkeld, bassist Mark Hawkins and guitarist/vocalist Alan Andrews bring their best twitchy hardcore while hyperkinetic drummer Devon Shirley moves the sound out under the disco balls and strobes with his irresistible, machine-like beats. In just over two years as a band, the Photo Atlas has captured the ears, eyes and imagination of area club owners as well as Morning After and Stolen Transmission Records. The past year has seen the group splashed all over college radio, playing packed clubs and receiving rave reviews while touring the US and playing high-profile gigs like 2006s SXSW. do you think the Photo Atlas is about to stop? The name of the album says it all: No, Not Me, Never.
-by Eryc Eyl, The Westword
The razor precision of The Photo Atlas' slamming swordsmanship puts the craftsmanship of the Ginsu Corporation to shame. The Hatori Hanzo doesn't even stand a chance against the severe blade of Atlas' monkey-swinging, ax-wielding post-punk. The way of this samurai is one rife of danger and drama, where stabbing licks soar over pummeling bassdraws and the dueling toms. And while nothing's safe under the guidance of such a terrified shriek, the fearless narrator may be the one person you can trust to get you out of a Photo Atlas show alive.
- Ricardo Baca, pop music critic, The Denver Post
Release Date: March 2007
Produced by Andrew Vastola
Additional production by Dan Rutherford, Adam Lancaster, and The Photo Atlas
Tracking at Uneven Studios by Bryan Feuctinger
Mastering at Airshow by Matt Sandowski
The Photo Atlas:
Bill Threlkeld III
The Photo Atlas - No, Not Me, Never
01. Electric Shock
03. Light and Noise
04. The Walls Have Eyes
05. She was a Matador
06 Red Orange Yellow
07. Broadcasting Feedback
08. Little Tiny Explosions
10. Handshake Heartattack