WHO WE ARE
Atlantic Wasteland is an alternative rock quintet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Combining the best elements of emo, pop punk and alternative rock, Atlantic Wasteland houses a uniquely interesting sound that can be best attributed to the vocal teamwork of the founding members, Sam Quatrini & Ausinette Rodriguez.
The execution of joining two different vocal styles together can prove to be difficult, but Atlantic Wasteland excels greatly here. Sam’s aggressive vocal tendencies are wonderfully complemented by Ausinette’s smooth, rich performances.
Atlantic Wasteland’s sound creates a vast experience through many intertwined sub-genres. Songs on their EP, Cities, such as “Durango” or “Hesperus” tend to pay homage to their pop punk roots. Other tracks, such as “Sparta” or “Pittsburgh,” are derived from a more mature, alternative, even jazz/blues influenced sound. The band has no desire to be put in a box. They continue to write music & explore opportunities that defy the status quo of what an alternative rock band is expected to be. Finding ways to differentiate themselves from their peers is what defines Atlantic Wasteland as a fresh take on modern rock.