This quintet from Pittsburgh, PA can be best described as alternative, emo, make-you-feel-something rock. While somewhat tongue and cheek, the long-winded tag fits the band's personality. Atlantic Wasteland sets out to evoke an intimate connection from the listener while maintaining a light-hearted outlook on the bigger picture of life. Spacey, ambient, post-rock vibes intertwined with high-energy punk delivers a fresh take on modern rock. The group achieves a great balance between emotional awareness and not taking themselves too seriously.
The band's debut LP entitled, "You'll Never See the Bigger Picture If You're Standing That Close" was released on July 13th, 2019. As of February 2021, the album has received 439,000+ streams on Spotify and they've maintained 6,000+ monthly listeners. The top grossing song from the album, "A Dog Named Fletcher," has amassed 300,000+ streams while other tracks such as "Don't Call Me Your Bud" & "It's Rude to Point Fingers" have collected a combined 100,000+ streams.
Atlantic Wasteland has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the following bands:
Anberlin, Anti-Flag, Bayside, bloom., Cartel, The Dangerous Summer, The Clarks, Eternal Boy, Gene the Werewolf, Grayscale, Hit the Lights Knuckle Puck, Less than Jake, Mayday Parade, Our Last Night, Patent Pending, Real Friends, Seaway, Simple Plan, and The Spill Canvas.