Atmosphere, “Freefalling”

Blake Gillespie

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With the To All My Friends tour days away from launching, it was expected that Atmosphere would drop a new EP at least, considering its last record was (*gasp) in '08.

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The To All My Friends EP will be a double EP, which to my working knowledge has not been done before, nor can I say I comprehend the format (or this a return to the Lucy Ford format?). The relief is that Atmosphere is a trustworthy group that rarely makes brash decisions with its releases. “Freefalling” is the first single off the EP. It rides a country twang slide guitar that gives Slug the prompt to tell his down-n-out tales. It's far from Slick Rick story-telling, but it's also not a Tom Petty jack move.

“Freefalling” has a similar vibe previously explored on “The Rooster” from the Sad Clown Bad Fall 10 EP with its countrified influence. Delivering a message that sometimes our problems are good problems to have, Slug puts it into perspective that even though we hate our bosses or our homeboys hollering at our girlfriends, there's plenty of envious ones that would scoop up our job or our girl if we gave them up for such petty beefs – life lessons, yo!

The To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy – The Atmosphere EPs is out September 7 digitally on Rhymesayers and available on tour or through Fifth Element.

Atmosphere, “Freefalling”

Sing your woes away with Atmosphere on its tour dates with Grieves & Budo and Blueprint:
September

08 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Riverside Theater
10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
15 – Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin Co. Fairgrounds
16 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
17 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
18 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
20 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
21 – Bend, OR @ Midtown
22 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
24 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
25 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
27 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Center
28 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University
29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
October
01 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
04 – Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square
05 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall
06 – Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
07 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

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