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Music is full of tradition. Whether it’s an inspiring tune or a commitment to write music from the heart, the band members of ATR have embraced these traditions while establishing a few of their own since joining forces back in 2016. In the time that they have been together as an influential Music Band, they have managed to capture the hearts of fans from all over, and rolled out some truly amazing tunes. Take a look around the site, and explore what the gift of music truly is.
ATR: THE STORY
A Quick Look
ATR was formed in the summer of 2014 after its founder Jess returned home from a lengthy tour in Iraq. Jess had worked as a combat medic and had experienced much devastation, loss, and trauma. He was also injured in combat and making music became a
therapeutic escape from the exhaustion and frustration of his PTSD, TBI and other injuries.
The band ATR was originally a 3-piece, with the three members working together long distance for a time. However, a couple months into the project, the two other members decided to pursue other ventures. This left solely Jess to retain the name and production of songs.
Prior to his time in the Army, Jess had been the lead singer/guitar player for an underground 90’s punk rock band, which was signed to MCA Records. They had the pleasure of playing with such acts as Hit and Run Jimmy, At The Drive In, Agnes Gooch, The Ataris, Link 80, Slugworth, Anti-Flag, and the U.K. Subs.
Jess had only musical experience, playing a variety of instruments through the years. However, the production/recording side was a completely new territory, so he quickly had to learn the process. Jess was able to adapt to a new style of production that he enjoys... a low-fi,
alt/grunge recording style that works well with the punk rock vibe of ATR's music.
Today, Jess has become the #1 guy for ATR. He plays all the instruments, engineers the recording, and produces the final tracks. He has even learned how to be his own technical
support guy in the seemingly complicated world of digital music production. Controlling all aspects of the final musical product has been a dream come true for Jess as it has allowed him to tirelessly work on a song until he is satisfied with every aspect of the final product. This was something he deeply desired in past bands, but with other members and
a production staff, this was never truly possible until now.
ATR’s primary style is Alternative Punk Rock, but Jess is always looking to incorporate new sounds or push the boundaries of what is acceptable within this genre. ATR is based out
of Casa Grande, AZ, and their music can be found on most online music services, including Apple Music, Google Music, Youtube, Soundcloud, and Reverbnation. Jess has been focusing on completing the band’s first LP and establishing a well connected online multimedia presence.
This album, titled "ATR: At The Ready" is scheduled for release in the coming months of 2020.
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