With each song, Adam's Attic captures a snapshot in time, and this record is a time capsule of a personal journey through various "skylines and city lights". The power pop/rock band demonstrates musical maturity in songwriting and their strength in arrangement. While it is an arduous task to translate a band from live to record, Skylines and City Lights delivers the dynamic intensity and raw energy that keeps fans coming back for more.
"Waiting" is the power ballad with catchy guitar and vocal hooks that plugs into a fractured heart, who acquiesces and ultimately learns to let go while standing alone and strong. "There You Go" deploy hook after hook with explosive guitar riffs and Henry's vocal melody reeling in the listener. The driving guitars and the positive message thrust "Bright Eyes" into a fan favorite. In "The Silence", stark contrasts between the verses and chorus dynamically create intensity in this upbeat rock song permeating with melancholy lyrics. Imploring a lover with earnest hypothetical pleas, "My Apology" is a heavy hitting serenade with a soaring chorus. The band throws a curve ball with arrangement in the grand finale. Exuding sensitivity and splendor, "A Night without Armor" is completely stripped down to vocals and piano then culminates into a full ensemble.
Since the twist of fate that led Adam's Attic to relocate to Los Angeles from New Orleans, the band has been on three tours across the globe. The album title, Skylines and City Lights, signifies their privilege of touring domestically and internationally.
Adam's Attic front man, Joe Henry said, "Every band dreams of touring the world and sharing their music. For us, those dreams are materializing. Following the desire of our hearts has led us to perform domestically from Miami to Los Angeles and internationally in countries like Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greenland, Singapore, and British Indian Ocean Territory. We have gone further than we ever thought, yet we know that are so many more 'skylines and city lights'."
When Adam's Attic hit the studio in the fall of 2007, they were ready. Three years had passed since the release of their last album, In the Blink of an Eye. The group had recorded other songs over the past few years, but nothing was right for release. This time, the five original band members decided to self-produce their collection of songs under the supervision of Joe Henry. Adam's Attic is Joe Henry, Derek Henry, Scott Boaz, and Frank DeSalvo. To capture his vision for this project, Joe Henry was tasked with the duty of assembling the right team. After interviewing Mike Troolines, the owner of Sound Asylum Studio in Santa Ana, Henry knew he had found the right place to track. After the songs were recorded, Misha Kachkachishvili of Axistudio in New Orleans provided expertise mixing the project. With a strong recommendation from Kachkachishvili, Bruce Barielle was enlisted to master the tracks.
As the songs were being mixed and mastered, creative director, Holli Elaine, cast a vision for the style, image, and presentation the album. With Holli's countless ideas, web designer Drew Geraci translated the look and feel into web design. Photos taken by Christan Parreira caught the new look of Adam's Attic collectively and as individuals. Journalist Nate Bates drafted the group's biography. Finally, Roman Ruiz implemented the album's graphic design in part by utilizing the album cover designed by Geraci and a photo by Parreira for the back cover.
For more information from Adam's Attic, please call 504-296-8084 or visit www.adamsatticmusic.com.
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