Among the influences listed on Atomic Tom’s Facebook page are The Cure, The Smiths, and New Order (twice).  The UK Pop/Rock sound of the 80’s comes through on many of the cuts from their first full-length record, The Moment.

Recorded not in a home studio, but in an apartment studio in Brooklyn, The Moment explores a narrow but enjoyable path — from the anthemic “Let Let Go Tonight“, through the brooding title track, to the soft closing of “This Is How We Like to End“.

While their recordings demonstrate close attention paid to audio textures and soundscapes, they also know how to improvise.  Their “Take Me Out” video was  performed with and recorded by iPhones on the NYC Subway, and has garnered over 4.5 million views.

Atomic Tom should get some more attention from their cover of Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”, a music video promoting the upcoming film Take Me Home Tonight.  The video features cast members Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer and Demetri Martin recreating scenes and characters from classic 80’s films.

Atomic Tom is about halfway through their first national headline tour, here are the remaining dates:

Feb 19 – Lansing, MI – Frost Fest

Feb 20 – Pontiac, MI – iLounge | Tix

Feb 22 – Columbus, OH – The Basement | Tix

Feb 24 – Toronto, ON, CAN – El Mocambo Club

Feb 25 – Ottawa, ON, CAN – Mavericks

Feb 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Downstairs) | Tix

March 2 – Hartford, CT – Webster Undergound | Tix

March 3 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells | Tix

March 4 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java | 7:00pm Tix & 10:00pm Tix

March 6 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar | Tix

April 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 | w/ Civil Twilight | Tix

April 6 – Columbia, SC – The House at 5 Points | w/ Civil Twilight | Tix

April 7 – Auburn, AL – The Bourbon Street Bar

April 8 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn | Tix

April 9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits | Tix