11.11.2015 news

ATO Artists + Staff: Best of 2015

Continuing our annual end-of-year tradition, ATO’s artists and staffers have rounded up our Best of 2015 lists! Whether it’s best albums, songs, or shows, vibe with our favorite sounds of 2015. Listen to our favorite tracks on a Spotify playlist, and check out the full lists below:


D’Angelo – Black Messiah

The Deslondes – The Deslondes

Bjork – Vulnicura

Buena Vista Social Club – Lost and Found

Promise Land Sound – For Use and Delight

Futurebirds – Hotel Parties



Best Albums

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Sun Club – The Dongo Durango

Jamie XX – In Colour

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit


Best Shows


ATO CMJ Showcase 2015

My Morning Jacket – Bonnaroo 2015

King Gizzard – Bowery Ballroom 2015

Alabama Shakes – Red Rocks 2015

Brandi Carlile – Bonnaroo 2015


Best Music Doc

What Happened, Miss Simone?


Coolest Musical Score for TV

The Knick

Mr. Robot



  1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Dilly Dally – Sore
  4. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  5. Young Fathers – White Men are Black Men Too
  6. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  7. Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.A$$
  8. Royal Headache – High
  9. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down
  10. Young Thug – Barter 6
  11. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier



[1] Future/Drake – What A Time To Be Alive (Live From The Gutter)

[2] The Internet – Ego Death (Girl)

[3] Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.)

[3.5] Kelela – Hallucinogen* (All The Way Down)

[4] Young Thug – Barter 6 (Can’t Tell)

[5] Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (The Greatest)

[6] Vince Staples – Summertime ‘06 (Norf Norf)

[6.5] Future – Beast Mode* (No Basic)

[7] Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (For Free – Interlude)

[8] Empress Of – Me (Standard)

[9] Christine & The Queens – Christine & The Queens (Tilted)

[10] Jamie XX – In Colour (Good Times)


*EPs and mixtapes get half-spot love on my list. Honorable Mentions: Kali Uchis – Por Vida; Thundercat – The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam; Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?; Drake – If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late; Archy Marshall – A New Place 2 Drown; Ibeyi – S/T; Future – DS2.




Go – The Chemical Brothers

The Giver (Reprise) – Duke Dumont

Dreams – Beck

Cheer Up London – Slaves

Lousy Connection – Ezra Furman

All Day – Kanye West

Better Man – Leon Bridges

Lean On – Major Lazer ft. MO and DJ Snake

Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile

What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

Distant Past – Everything Everything

Huarache Lights – Hot Chip

The Party Line – Belle & Sebastian

Marks To Prove It – The Maccabees

Restless – New Order

How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris, Disciples

The Other Side – Public Service Broadcasting



In no particular order:

Royal Headache – High

Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Sleater Kinney – No Cities To Love

High on Fire – Luminiferous

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daugther

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Future – DS2

Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down…



*best song in parentheses

archy marshall – a new place 2 drown (arise dear brother)

weyes blood – cardamom times (in the beginning)

sick lion – overturned trash can lid (a bone)

francis lung – vol.1 (age limits)

mild high club – timeline (note to self)

dan deacon – gliss riffer (learning to relax)

slendermen – thin priviledge (heroin friends)

butch dawson & elon – pvrvllels ep (record)



in no particular order:

  1. Cloakroom – Further Out
  2. Lianne La Havas – Blood
  3. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  4. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
  5. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  6. Emily King – The Switch
  7. SPORTS – All of Something
  8. And The Kids – Turn To Each Other
  9. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
  10. PWR BTTM – Ugly Cherries



  1. Kendrick Lamar : To Pimp a butterfly
  2. Grimes : Art Angels
  3. D’Angelo : Black Messiah
  4. Thunderbitch : s/t
  5. Alabama Shakes : Sound and Color
  6. Deslondes : Deslondes
  7. Florence and the Machine
  8. Drake : If you’re reading this its too late
  9. Pops Staples : Don’t lose this
  10. City and Colour : If i should go before you



Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Bjork – Vulnicura

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Miguel – Wildheart

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Jamie XX – In Colour

Tame Impala – Currents

Beach House – Depression Cherry

FKA Twigs – M3LL155X




Sufjan Stevens – No Shade in the Shadow of The Cross

My Morning Jacket – Spring (Among the Living)

Kurt Vile – Life Like This

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B.

Blitzen Trapper – Love Grow Cold

Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man

Gill Landry – Funeral In My Heart

Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend

Noah Gundersen – Slow Dancer



Roger Lion – Roger Lion

Will Johnson – Swan City Vampires

David Wax Museum – Guesthouse

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Best Coast – California Nights

Annalisa Tornfelt – The Number 8

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color



  1.  Tame Impala – Currents
  2. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  3. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense
  4.  !!! – As If
  5. Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum
  6. Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands
  7. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  8. Kurt Vile – b’lieve I’m going down
  9. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
  10. Jamie xx – In Colour



In no particular order:

Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On

Of Monsters and Men – Beneath The Skin

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Brand New – Leaked Demos 2006 (It counts!)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Houndmouth – Little Neon Light

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind


And a Happy 10 Year Anniversary to… (I can’t help it haha!)

Jack’s Mannequin – Everything In Transit

Acceptance – Phantoms

Mae – The Everglow



Alabama Shakes: Gemini

Raury: Crystal Express

Natalie Prass: Christy

The Weeknd: Earned It

Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin

D’Angelo: Betray My Heart

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love

Bully: Picture



  1. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  2. Ruth B – The Intro
  3. Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
  4. Oh Wonder – OW
  5. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  6. Tame Impala – Currents
  7. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  8. Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
  9. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  10. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
  11. Fantasma – Free Love



  1. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (No Anthems)
  2. Sonics – This Is The Sonics (Bad Betty)
  3. Metz – Metz II (Spit You Out)
  4. Refused – Freedom (Elektra)
  5. John Reis and the Blind Shake – Surf Classics (Wet Greek)
  6. Wilco – Star Wars (Random Name Generator)
  7. Ty Segall – Mr. Face (Circles)
  8. Los Lobos – Gates of Gold (Gates of Gold)
  9. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes (Blossom)
  10. Pounded by the Surf – No Waves (Beach Cholo)



Tame Impala – Currents

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Vulfpeck – Thrill of the Arts

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Chris Stapleton – The Traveller

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Grimes – Art Angels



Kendrick Lamar @ Bonnaroo

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard @ Webster Hall

Brandi Carlile @ Red Rocks

Other Stuff

Song of the year – Let it Happen by Tame Imapala

Session of the year – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard @ KEXP



Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This

Milk Carton Kids – Monterrey

Wilco – Star Wars

Empress Of – Me

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Julian Lage – World’s Fair

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Deerhoof – Fever 121614

David Bowie – Blackstar (Single)



In no particular order:

Rachel Grimes “The Clearing”

The Cairo Gang “Goes Missing”

Dick Diver “Melbourne, Florida”

Low “Ones and Sixes”

Julia Holter “Have You In My Wilderness”

Wilco “Star Wars”

Velvet Underground “Matrix Tapes”

Thunderbitch @ Knitting Factory

Doug Paisley & Joan Shelley @ Old Town School of Folk Music

“How To Ru(i)n A Record Label” by Larry Livermore



Some of these records aren’t new … that said, these are whole records we’ve had as trusty companions this year. :) <3

Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi

The Japanese House – Pools To Bathe In

Sales – Sales EP

Shakey Graves – And The War Came

Bear’s Den – Islands

Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie

Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso

Lucius – Wildewoman

Bird Courage – Maia Manu

London Grammar – If You Wait

The Innocence Mission – Hello I Feel The Same

Laura Veirs – July Flame (always on repeat. gets better with age!)



Notable Things That Brought Me Joy in 2015, in no particular order:

Joan Shelley – Over & Even (No Quarter)

Band Practice – Make Nice (Chill Mega Chill)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (ATO)

This is the Modern World with DJ Trouble on WFMU, Tuesdays 9am – 12 noon

Ian MacKaye & Steve Albini interviewing each other on Kreative Kontrol podcast

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John Szwed

Jonny Fritz solo @ Baby’s All Right, March 3

Miscreant Records Showcase, Palisades, June 13

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard @ Baby’s All R ight with the AC broken, June 24

DN’T opening for Tav Falco’s Panther Burns @ Grand Victory, Oct 13

The Flick @ Barrow Street Theatre, by Annie Baker

Down Down The Deep River film – Will Sheff

New Jersey Factory Service – Expert repair of Teac & Tascam analog tape machines


New Traditions and Old Ways: A Visual Guide to Turkey’s Thriving DIY Scenes – Pitchfork Feature by Ebru Yildiz



Trax are in ( )

Khruangbin – The Universe Smiles Upon You (Two Fish and an Elephant)

Square People – Dark Vader

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (any!)

Shye Ben Tzur, Johnny Greenwood, The Rajasthan Exoress – Junun (Roked)

Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete (Sticky Drama)

Dej Loaf – #AndSeeThatsTheThing (Back Up)

Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside (Mantra)

Dungen – Allas Sak (Franks Kaktus)

Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Re Run Home)

Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (Hello)



Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Andra Day – Cheers To The Fall

Andy Shauf – The Bearer Of Bad News

Big Grams – Big Grams

Bomba Estereo – Amanecer

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Chris Stapleton – Traveler

Christine & The Queens – Christine & The Queens

Floating Points – Elaenia

Ibeyi – Ibeyi

Jamie XX – In Colour

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Lianne La Havas – Blood

Natalia Lafourcade – Hasta La Raiz

Monsieur Perine – Caja De Musica

Nicola Cruz – Prender El Alma

Ryan Adams – 1989

St. Germain – St. Germain

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love



  1. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
  2. Days of Freeman – James Brandon Lewis
  3. Choose Your Weapon – Hiatus Kaiyote
  4. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
  5. Blood – Lianne La Havas
  6. Breathless – Terence Blanchard
  7. The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam – Thundercat
  8. Revive Music Present Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1
  9. Thrill of the Arts – Vulfpeck
  10. Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd
11.11.2015 news

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon” out NOW!

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s new album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon is now available! Head to the ATO Store to pick up the record on orange vinyl, CD, digital download, or a just added lime-green cassette:

Get Paper Mâché Dream Balloon: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

“Always up for a challenge, band leader (and flutist) Stu Mackenzie and his merry band of musical pranksters have opted to make this new album an all-acoustic affair, giving a more pastoral feel to the proceedings. From the opening track, “Sense,” and its clarinet-driven groove, to the album’s gently-psychedelic instrumental closer, “Paper Mâché,” there are gems galore to appreciate. Sounding like a cross between Jethro Tull and the Flaming Lips on the set of the mid-70s kids show The Wombles, KG&TLW are authentic miners of retro gold, while never resorting to camp. It’s the kind of record that gives nostalgia a good name.” – KCRW

10.11.2015 news

Watch King Gizzard’s “Brilliantly Weird” Video for ‘Trapdoor’

Reliably peculiar Aussies King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released a new video for the second single off their upcoming album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, out Friday, featuring the band at their weirdest in a strange, Monty Python-esque castle. Watch the clip via The Line of Best Fit and download “Trapdoor” instantly (along with the title track) when you order the album:

Order Paper Mâché Dream Balloon: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

30.10.2015 news

Sun Club’s debut album, ‘The Dongo Durango,’ out today!

Get The Dongo Durango Official Store | iTunes | Spotify |

“Sonic debauchery, as intoxicating as it is lawless” – Stereogum

Sun Club‘s debut album, The Dongo Durango, is out today on ATO Records! This record finds the band joyously deconstructing the traditional pop songthen rebuilding it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain. Get your copy of The Dongo Durango in the band’s store, iTunes, or at your local record store. Stream the record below from Spotify.

DIY Magazine applauds the record, saying, “Forceful and blustering, scorching and euphoric, Sun Club’s debut album is a tropical storm committed to disk. The band’s uniquely engaging energy has already seen them captivate and command crowds around America and beyond, and now at last the Baltimore five-piece have condensed their whirlwind capabilities into a debut album – and it’s primed to leave listeners reeling.”

The members of Sun Club (Shane McCord, Adam Shane, Mikey Powers, Devin McCord, Kory Johnson) became a band as childhood friends over ten years ago and have toured endlessly ever since, moving from basement gigs to bars to opening up shows for the likes of Alvvays, FIDLAR, and Fat White Family.

For this record they channeled influences of fellow Baltimore greats from Future Islands to Dan Deacon, as well as drawing from their own musical libraries that include DEVO, The Beach Boys, and The White Stripes. Now looking to the future, Sun Club plan to spend the better part their time on the road to support the new album. After all, relentless touring, crisscrossing the country in a van named Booty, winning the hearts of new fans with every date, is what got the Baltimore band here in the first place.

“Our beloved van Booty caught fire the day we announced [The Dongo Durango], says Kory. We have now got a new van which we will be naming Booty 2.0. It’s symbolic of a new era to us; a new chapter for us as The Dongo Durango becomes public to the world.


10/31 – Cat’s Cradle  – Carrboro, NC#$

11/2 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC#$

11/3 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA#$

11/4 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$

11/5 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$

11/6 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown (Hometown Release Show)

11/7 – Philadephia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

# = The Districts

$ = Lady Lamb

29.10.2015 news
Alabama Shakes performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Watch Alabama Shakes Perform “Joe” on Colbert

Alabama Shakes visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Joe”, a staple of their live set that has previously only been released on certain editions of Sound & Color. Watch the performance below, and download the live version of “Joe” at iTunes.

Get Sound & Color:

ATO Store | iTunes | Amazon | Local Record Store (CD / Black Vinyl / Clear Vinyl)

26.10.2015 news

Listen to new King Gizzard song “Bone” at NPR’s All Songs Considered

Head to NPR’s All Songs Considered to listen to a new track, “Bone”, from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s upcoming album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon!

LISTEN HERE (Jump to 13:55)

Preorder the album, out November 13, and instantly download both the title track and “Trapdoor”. Head to the ATO Store to pick up the record on orange vinyl, CD, digital download, or a just added lime-green cassette!

Preorder Paper Mâché Dream Balloon: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

“Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”



22.10.2015 news

Drive-By Truckers’ Live Album “It’s Great To Be Alive!” Out Now!

In stores now is the new 35-track live album from the Drive-By Truckers. You can get the CD now, and the vinyl versions will be coming in November.

Get the CD: Amazon | Official Webstore | iTunes

Recorded last fall over a sold out 3 night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, “It’s Great To Be Alive!” is a career-spanning greatest hits which showcases the live side of the band, in what Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley believe to be their best incarnation yet. As Patterson explains: “We have always considered ourselves first and foremost a songwriter’s band and always said that “song is king” should be the basis of all artistic decisions. That said, we also built our reputation as a ‘Live’ band and as proud as I’ve always been of our records, we’ve also always been aware that there’s an element of our stage show that the records just cannot quite capture or parlay. Our previous live album had always been something we were proud of, but it captured the band in a much earlier incarnation with different songs and musical priorities. It was well past the time to make a new one. Also, 2014 turned out to be a sort of new peak in the life of this band.”

22.10.2015 news

Brittany Howard Named Billboard’s 2015 Women in Music ‘Powerhouse’ Artist

Congratulations to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, who has been named Billboard’s Women in Music “Powerhouse” Artist!

Howard will accept her award, along with the already announced Woman of the Year Lady Gaga, on Dec. 11 at Billboard’s annual Women in Music ceremony. The honors come in conjunction with Billboard’s Women in Music list that names the year’s 50 most powerful female music industry executives.

The event will be broadcast for the first time via Lifetime on Dec. 18.

“Brittany Howard is the true definition of a powerhouse, from her unique and crushing vocals, to her meteoric rise in the last four years,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “She led Alabama Shakes to a massive year that included their Coachella debut and is quite deserving of Billboard’s recognition.”



08.10.2015 news
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Trey Anastasio’s “Paper Wheels” Out Now!

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio’s long-awaited new album, Paper Wheels, is now available everywhere. 

trey anastasio paper wheels deluxe vinyl

Trey’s Official Store | iTunes | Amazon 

PAPER WHEELS is now available digital, on CD, and as a deluxe limited edition vinyl that includes 180 gram 45 RPM 2x LP splatter vinyl and a die cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured. 

Produced by Anastasio and longtime collaborator Bryce Goggin, PAPER WHEELS was recorded last year at The Barn, the Phish founding guitarist’s Vermont farmhouse-turned-rehearsal space/recording studio. Anastasio and the members of Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) developed the material on stage while touring and at soundcheck on the tour leading up to the sessions, allowing them to track the album in just under a week. Taking a cue from the energetic immediacy of classic Stax Studio recording sessions, TAB worked fast and loose, playing together live in The Barn and wrapping up tracks after one or two takes. Written and co-written by Anastasio alongside frequent lyric partners Tom Marshall and Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, songs like the funk-driven “Bounce” and the elegiac “Invisible Knife” (written solely by Anastasio) are among the legendarily diverse artist’s most infectious and inventive, alive with creative vigor, robust musicianship, and true soul power.

PAPER WHEELS features the classic TAB line up of drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, augmented by a full horn section (including trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and longtime TAB trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick). The album was mixed by 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner (Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Derek & The Dominos)

On Tour

1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

6 & 7 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

9 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

13 – 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium


07.10.2015 news

ATO Records’ Official CMJ Showcase – THUNDERBITCH headlining (Brittany Howard side project)!

Party with us at Knitting Factory Brooklyn for a FREE showcase of ATO Records’ fiercest new talent, brought to you by She Shreds. First 20 people to RSVP at info@atorecords.com will receive guaranteed entry. CMJ badge holders are welcome, and will recieve priority entry.

RSVP on Facebook!

Margaret Glaspy
Jessica Lea Mayfield
THUNDERBITCH (feat. Brittany Howard from the Alabama Shakes, members of Fly Golden Eagle + Clear Plastic Masks)

THUNDERBITCH unleashed their surprise self-titled release to a standing ovation earlier this fall. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles said, “The music reaches back to Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, charged with late-1960s adrenaline. It’s a joy to hear.” On the heels of Alabama Shakes’ groundbreaking Sound & Color, Brittany Howard formed Thunderbitch and recorded in secret, enlisting the talents of Clear Plastic Masks and ATO label mates Fly Golden Eagle. In the words of the band, “Thunderbitch. Rock ‘n’ Roll. The end.

Get a taste of the supergroup’s engine-revving sound here:


JOSEPH is a bewitching trio of sisters from the Pacific Northwest. The band is currently recording their full-length album with Mike Mogis (Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit).

“The sounds that they are able to summon from their bodies are heaven sent, roundly giving you chills and making you feel as if you’ve just been kissed” – Daytrotter

Watch the ATO Session for Joseph’s enchanting “Eyes to the Sky”:

MARGARET GLASPY, ATO’s newest signing, boasts a diverse of musical background from competitive fiddle to marching band trombone. But with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Elliott Smith, she focuses her talents in fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs. She is currently cutting her debut album, due out next year, at Sear Sound with Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius, Har Mar Superstar) in New York City.

“[Margaret Glaspy’s] croons and minimalist folk guitar have a knack for sending shivers down any spine.” – WNYC Radio

Watch Margaret play “No Matter Who”:

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD released her ATO debut Make My Head Sing… last year, marking a new, grungy direction for her music. Mayfield is currently in Brooklyn laying down demos for a new album coming in 2016.

“Mayfield makes you feel as though she’s pouring everything she’s got into the song; that when it’s through, she’ll have nothing left.” -NPR

Watch the fiery video for “I Wanna Love You”:


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