1. Majestico, Fly Golden Eagle, and Alabama Shakes @ Terminal 5

    Last Thursday, the whole ATO crew rolled out to Terminal 5 to check out a bunch of our bands - including Majestico, who made their NYC debut (and totally killed it, congrats dudes!). 

    First up in back-to-back sets were Fly Golden Eagle and Majestico - both with their own take on Nashville psych-garage and a seriously infectious energy. 

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    Fly Golden Eagle

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    Majestico

    Next up was a pretty dope DJ set by Questlove, and somewhere in the venue this was going on:

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    Wait, is that a Mercedes covered in paint? Yup! I missed this, but apparently it was ‘live art’ by Mr. Brainwash, of Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” fame. The show was the first stop on the Evolution Tour, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. 

    Last in the lineup was Alabama Shakes, playing to a completely packed house. As always, Brittany and the boys were fierce, soulful, and tore the place up. 

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    All in all, a solid night of debuts and performances from ATO artists and friends. And speaking of debuts, don’t forget to stop by the Record Club store and scoop Majestico's record!

     


  2. ATO and Newport Folk Presents: Limited Release 7” Series

    After years of creative collaboration, including performances by a whole slew of ATO artists at the legendary Newport Folk Festival, we here at ATO Records have teamed up with Newport Folk Presents to curate a series of small-batch, hand-packed 7” records featuring B-sides, unreleased material, and (of course) live recordings from the Newport Folk Festival. 

    The first release features two recordings that, until now, have never been released (!!!):

    On the A-side is “Daniella”, one of the first songs ever written by Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff, recorded exclusively for this pressing at the historic Electric Lady Studios in our home sweet home New York City.

    Flip it over and let loose with a live version of Benjamin Booker's “Violent Shiver”, recorded in Austin, TX for Benjamin's Daytrotter session in March.

    Grab a copy while you still can - quantities are limited, but you can get your hands on one at the festival this weekend (July 25-27) and here in the ATO Record Club. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the next release in the series!

     

  3. We’re proud to announce Majestico’s new album When Kingdom Come as the second ATO Record Club release. Order now at the ATO Record Club store. Check out the album trailer, as well as a stream of the first single “Love is God”.

    Tracklist:

    SIDE A

    I JUST WANT TO

    GIMME LOVE

    LA LA GULAG

    LOVE IS GOD

    TERRIFY

    SIDE B

    BLACK GIRAFFE

    KISS ON TIME

    SEMYAZA SINGS

    ATROPA BELLADONNA BLUES

    MELONS

     
     


  4. Join us at this year’s Brooklyn Flea Record Fair!

    Come by and see us at this year’s Brooklyn Flea Record Fair.  We’ll be out in full force with all of our new releases for cheap and some limited edition pieces that we’ve had stached away over the winter.  Full info below! 

    The first record fair of 2014 is set for Saturday, May 10, with more than 50 vendors. We’re proud to be part of the Red Bull Music Academy again this spring. See you at the crates!

    Here are the special guest DJs this spring:
    Sandra Electronics (Regis & Silent Servant)
    Autre Ne Veut
    Caroline Polachek (Chairlift)
    Optimo
    Jesse Cohen (Tanlines)

    Here’s the May 10 Record Fair vendor lineup:
    ATO Records
    Ba Da Bing!
    Ben Gebhart
    Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
    Cakeshop / Capeshok
    Campers’ Rule Records
    Captured Tracks Shop
    Cascine
    Chris Carnahan Records
    Collector Scum
    Dais Records
    Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian
    Deep Cuts
    DFA Records
    Disco De Facto
    Domino Records
    Doug Mosurock
    Famous Class
    Frenchkiss Records
    Ghostly International
    Goodnight Records
    Halcyon the Shop
    HPRS Records
    Jammyland
    Kim’s Video & Music
    Knitting Factory Records
    Luaka Bop
    Minimal Wave
    Northern Spy Records
    Orivious Records
    Other Music
    Partisan Records
    Polyvinyl Records
    Raelian Raecords
    Rough Trade and Friends
    RVNG
    Sacred Bones Records
    Self-Titled
    Sepiatone
    Sound Savers Int’l
    Superior Elevation Records
    Temporary Residence Ltd.
    The Bunker New York
    Throne of Blood
    TPOS Productions
    Unbreakable Records
    Vin Du Select Qualitite
    Warp Records
    White Columns
    Zeke Baker

     


  5. ATO Artist and Staff Favorite Music of 2013

    As another year comes to a close, we checked in with our artists and staff to find out everyone’s favorite music of 2013.  Read below to see what the ATO family has loved this year!

    The Belle Brigade

    Touché – It’s Fate

    James Blake – Overgrown

    Tame Impala – Tame Impala

    Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Haim – Days Are Gone

    Drake – Nothing Was The Same

    Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

    Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket)

    James Blake – Overgrown

    Yo La Tengo – Fade

    Neko Case – The Harder I Fight…

    Phosphorescent – Muchacho

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

    Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

    Juana Molina – Wed 21

    Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

    Daughter – If You Leave

    Paul McCartney – New

    Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes)

    Matthew E. White – Outer Face

    Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

    Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God

    James Hunter Six – Minute By Minute

    Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk

    Broncho – Can’t Get Past the Lips

    William Tyler – Impossible Truth

    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

    Thelonius Monk – 1969

    Bombino – The Nomad

    Caitlin Rose

    New:

    Tristen – Caves

    Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others

    Majical Cloudz – Impersonator

    Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld

    Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me

    The National – Trouble Will Find Me

    Not As New:

    Ted Lucas – Ted Lucas

    Tindersticks – Waiting for the Moon

    Benji Hughes – A Love Extreme

    Life Without Buildings – Any Other City

    Carlyn Kessler  (ATO Radio Promo)

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart 

    The Wild Feathers —The Wild Feathers

    The Bronx – Bronx IV

    Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City

    Local Natives — Hummingbird

    Laura Mvula — Sing To The Moon

    Neko Case — The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You 

    Bastille — Bad Blood

    Mike Doughty – Circles Super Bon Bon

    Dave McClain (ATO Digital Production & Product Management)

    1. Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    3. Local natives – Hummingbird

    No order…

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 

    Patty Griffin – American Kid 

    The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

    Typhoon – White Lighter

    Savages – Silence Yourself

    CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe 

    Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In

    Gabe Simon (Kopecky Family Band)

    James Blake – Overgrown

    Phosphorescent – Muchacho

    Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park

    Haim – Days Are Gone

    Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    The National – Trouble Will Find Me

    Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience

    Night Beds – Country Sleep

    Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond your Wildest Dreams

    Heath Fogg (Alabama Shakes)

    Favorite Albums of 2013

    Charles Bradley - Victim of Love

    Deer Tick - Negativity

    Dexateens - Sunsphere

    Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You

    HAIM - Days Are Gone

    James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute

    Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God

    Jonny Fritz - Dad Country

    Matthew E. White - Outer Face EP

    Palma Violets - 180

    Favorite Live Acts of 2013

    Band of Horses

    Beck

    Charles Bradley

    The Deslondes

    Dexateens

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

    Hurray for the Riff Raff

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Miguel

    Palma Violets

    Jacob Hemphill (SOJA)

    1. Nahko – Dark as Night

    2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

    3. Avett Brothers – Magpie and the Dandelion

    4. Brett Dennan – Smoke and Mirrors

    5. Common Kings – Summer Anthems

    6. Fallout Boy – Save Rock and Roll

    7. Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

    8. The Weekend – Kiss Land

    9. J Boog – Live Up EP

    10. Snoop Lion – Reincarnated

    Jim James (My Morning Jacket)

    1. Kacey Johansing – Grand Ghosts

    2. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    3. Bobby McFerrin – spirityouall

    4. Daniel Joseph Dorf and Ronnie Kuller – The Quiltbox Sessions

    5. Dr Dog – B-Room

    6. Flaming Lips – The Terror

    7. Houndmouth – From the Hills Below the City

    8. Kentyah Presents: M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band – Evolutionary Minded

    9. Old Baby – Love Hangover

    10. Devendra Banhart – Mala

    11. Cage the Elephant – Melophobia

    12. Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

    Jon Salter (ATO General Manager)

    Favorite Songs of 2013 - No Order

    Houndmouth - “On The Road”

    Cayucas - “Cayocos”

    Majestico - “I Just Want To”

    Little Wings - “Where Is The Worm?”

    Okkervil River - “Black Nemo”

    Daft Punk - “Get Lucky”

    Dawes - “Most People”

    Valerie June - “You Can’t Be Told”

    The Mother Hips - “Song for JB”

    J. Roddy - “Heavy Bells”

    Midlake - “Antiphon”

    Caitlin Rose - “Cruel”

    Bobby Long - “All My Brothers”

    Favorite EP

    Priests - Tape Two

    Favorite Shows

    GOAT - Music Hall of Williamsburg

    J. Roddy Walston & The Business - Bowery Ballroom

    Alabama Shakes  - Hollywood Palladium (Night 2)

    Jonny Fritz

    Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You

    Steelism – The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel & Guitar

    J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Essential Tremors

    The Weeks – Dear Bo Jackson

    Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In

    Deer Tick – Negativity

    Tristen – Caves

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture of You

    Justin Krim  (ATO Marketing & Support)

    1. Darkside – Psychic 

    2.White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade 

    3. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams 

    4. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

    5. Foxygen – We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic 

    6. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Mind Control 

    7. Disclosure – Settle 

    8. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God

    9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me 

    10. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 

    11. Deerhunter – Monomania 

    12. Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light

    Kirby Lee  (ATO Product Management)

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

    Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record 

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Clear Plastic Masks – Clear Plastic Masks

    Charles Bradley – Victim of Love 

    Richard Buckner - Surrounded

    Houndmouth - From the Hills Below the City

    Scout Niblett - It’s Up to Emma

    Leif Vollebek - North Americana

    Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt

    Midlake

    The Band – Live at the Academy of Music 1971

    John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia

    Israel Nash – Rain Plans

    My Bloody Valentine – mbv

    Dark Rooms – Dark Rooms

    Jonathan Wilson – Fanfare

    Caveman – Caveman

    Phosphorescent – Muchacho

    Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

    Favorite Album of the Year:

    Califone - Stitches

    The Other Nine (alphabetical order):

    Bill Callahan – Dream River

    Neko Case – The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight…

    Deerhunter – Monomania

    T. Hardy Morris – Audition Tapes

    Hurray For The Riff Raff – Look Out Mama

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

    Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Water Liars – Wyoming

    Paul Dryden  (ATO Product Management)

    Best:

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Everything Else:

    Arctic Monkeys – AM

    Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

    Bonobo – The North Borders

    Buika – La Noche Mas Larga

    Calma Carmona – There’s No Other Girl

    Cayucas – Bigfoot

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Darkside – Psychic

    Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird

    Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy

    Haim – Days Are Gone

    Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk

    Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost

    Josh Ritter – The Beast In Its Tracks

    Juana Molina – Wed 21

    Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

    Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon

    Local Natives – Hummingbird

    Lucius – Wildewoman

    Mala Rodriguez – Bruja

    Night Beds – Country Sleep

    Nightmares on Wax – Feelin’ Good

    The Pedrito Martinez Group - The Pedrito Martinez Group

    Phosporoscent – Muchacho

    Quadron – Avalanche

    Rokia Traore – Beautiful Africa 

    Rhye – Woman

    The 1975 – The 1975

    The Cat Empire – Steal The Light

    The Stepkids – Troubadour

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

    White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade

    Xenia Rubinos – Magic Trix

    Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass

    Phoebe Gellman  (ATO Product Management)

    The Bronx – Bronx IV

    Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

    David Bowie – The Next Day

    Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

    Toro y Moi – Anything in Return

    Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God

    Carcass – Surgical Steel

    Arcade Fire – Reflektor

    The National – Trouble Will Find Me 

    Jason Isbell – Southeastern

    Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In

    New Orleans Gumbo – Donald Harrison Jr (featuring Dr John)

    William Onyeabor – Who Is William Onyeabor?

    Various – Red Hot + Fela 

    Shining – One One One 

    Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

    Pickwick – Can’t Talk Medicine

    Disclosure – Settle 

    Atoms for Peace – Amok 

    Nails - Abandon All Life 

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It!

    Tristen – Caves

    The Mother Hips – Behind Beyond

    Night Beds – Country Sleep

    Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium


    Rayland Baxter

    Father John Misty – Fear Fun

    Midlake – Antiphon

    Jai Paul – Leaked Demos

    James Blake – Overgrown

    Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

    Beck – Song Reader

    Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

    Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze

    Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park

    Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

    Rick Brewer  (ATO Radio Promo)

    Savages – Silence Yourself

    Okkervil River — The Silver Gymnasium

    Local Natives – Hummingbird

    Rhye — Woman

    Kopecky Family Band – Kids Raising Kids

    Childish Gambino — Because the Internet

     

    Ricky Wilson & Simon Rix (Kaiser Chiefs)

    Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

    Bed Wettin Bad Boys – Ready For Boredom

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

    Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

    Is Tropical – I’m Leaving

    Peace – In Love (Columbia)

    Jagwar Ma – Howlin

    Foals – Holy Fire

    Bill Callahan – Dream River

    Robin  (ATO Art & Production)

    Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy – What The Brothers Sang (Drag City)

    The Bismarck – Wild Prairie Rose (Pride of Dakota)

    Radical Dads – Rapid Reality (Uninhabitable Mansions) 

    Willy Gantrim – Alone & Adrift (WSLS) 

    Martha’s Vineyard Ferries – Mass. Grave (Kiam)

    Deathfix – Better Than Bad (Dischord)

    The Clean – Odditties (Five Four-O)

    TC Polytune Guitar Tuner

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker" by Stanley Crouch (Harper)

    Frank Fairfield @ Jalopy Theatre

    Scott Sinclair  (ATO Product Management & Assistant)

    1. Local Natives — Hummingbird

    2. White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade

    3. Darkside – Psychic 

    4. The National – Trouble Will Find Me 

    5. Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk

    6. Disclosure – Settle 

    7. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God

    8 Phosphorescent – Muchacho

    9. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories  

    10. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

    Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket)

    CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

    Cabin – It Is What It Looks Like

    Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft

    Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork

    Phosphorescent – Muchacho

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It!

    Rhye – Woman

    Washed Out – Paracosm

    Torquil Campbell (Stars)

    Prefab Sprout – Crimson

    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

    Pet Shop Boys – Electric

    Shout Out Louds – Optica

    Disclosure – Settle

    Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavelle – Perils from the Sea

    AroarA – In the Pines

    Kanye West - Yeezus

    Julia Holter – Loud City Song

    Haim – Days are Gone

     

     

     

  6. $7.99 - Buy

    10” vinyl EP with postcard and digital download

    Side A

    1. the mtn song

    2. bad things

    3. driveway melody

    Side B

    1. ghost, again

    2. the cold easy life of a loner

     


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