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The Ataris

Formed: 1997 in Anderson, IN
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Group Members: Michael Davenport, Bob Hoag, Angus Cooke, Kris Roe, Derrick Plourde, Marco Peña, Chris Knapp, John Collura, Paul Carabello, Sean Hansen, ...See All
Biography: The Ataris have produced several full-length recordings of relatively cookie-cutter pop-punk. Taking more influence from mainstream alternative acts than the punk artists they tour with, the Ataris were discovered by Vandals founder Joe Escalante in early 1997, after songwriter Kris Roe met him at a ...Read full biography
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits
Released: 1999
Label: Kung Fu Records
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Possibly the most country-sounding record title in punk rock history, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits proved to be the breakout disc for Santa Barbara punkers the Ataris. Sporting fine production ...Read full review
End Is Forever
Released: 2001
Label: Kung Fu Records
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Following up their breakthrough 1999 release Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Kris Roe and his band, the Ataris, offered up the dynamic, dangerously non-punk End Is Forever in early 2001. Along ...Read full review