Of all the South Carolina bands working to break out on a national level Atlas Road Crew have been one of the most improved since their beginning. A band with Southern rock hearts who started in a practice shed off Atlas Road in Columbia while students at the University of South Carolina has long moved on from the boozie nights headlining 5 Points Pub for hundreds of their Greek life friends and fans. Since graduating they’ve been road warriors, touring non-stop from their now home-base of Charleston, finding their way in todays tough music industry.
Preparing their true debut album for release was a journey in itself. Taking time off between runs of 2014 tour dates Atlas Road Crew hit the studio with esteemed producer Rick Beato at Black Dog Studios outside of Atlanta, GA, four songs in Columbia with Corey Plaugh at Plaugh House Recording Studio, and two songs in Charleston with Jump Little Children frontman Jay Clifford to record Halfway to Hopkins. “Black Eye Sunrise” shows promise for the new album and is easily one of Atlas Road Crew’s best songs to date. A soulful Southern slow burner, the single has a laid back confidence about it that makes the song instantly agreeable. The strength of this single adds to the anticipation of the new album due out Valentine’s Day.
See A.R.C. Live
-Feb 21 at Gottrocks in Greenville, SC
-March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Columbia, SC
-March 20 Music Farm Charleston, SC