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As Tall As Lions

As Long Island, NY becomes a hotbed for the indie-rock, emo and pop-punk scenes, people find it intimidatingly easy to squeeze bands into one of these more classifiable genres. While theband, As Tall As Lions, is in fact from Long Island, they have developed a different musical approach combining the lush tones of ambient pop, the creativity of 70’s album rock, the subtlepassion of the late 1980’s C-86 movement, and today’s "not so emo" writing style. In a way, you could say that the band hopes to define a new genre. Their music has a feel that can beconsidered interpretive. One moment m ...read more

As Long Island, NY becomes a hotbed for the indie-rock, emo and pop-punk scenes, people find it intimidatingly easy to squeeze bands into one of these more classifiable genres. While theband, As Tall As Lions, is in fact from Long Island, they have developed a different musical approach combining the lush tones of ambient pop, the creativity of 70’s album rock, the subtlepassion of the late 1980’s C-86 movement, and today’s "not so emo" writing style. In a way, you could say that the band hopes to define a new genre. Their music has a feel that can beconsidered interpretive. One moment may have you sitting in silence with several candles burning around you, and the next, climbing the walls to harshly chant the lyrics back at theirpeaking speakers.Guitarist Saen Fitzgerald formed the band in the spring of 2002. He asked his friends and former band members Daniel Nigro (vocals), and Clifford Sarcona (drums) to joinas he further developed the ideas behind "ATAL." Good friend and fan of the band Brian Fortune later joined the group on guitar to help with the recording of their renowned EP "Blood andAphorisms." The EP received a great response from fans and critics alike, including several magazine features and radio spins. When Brian Caesar (bass) joined in October of 2002, the bandwas finally complete.

Playing locally in front of sold out audiences with bands such as The Anniversary, Mae, and Coheed & Cambria, the band sold out of their debut EP Blood and Aphorisms and gained adevoted audience that continues to grow with each and every show they play. This exposure helped ATAL seal their deal with Triple Crown Records and quickly recorded the full length withproducer Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Spitalfield, Motion City Soundtrack).

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LPs
You Can't Take It With You
2009

3.7
279 Votes
As Tall As Lions
2006

3.9
407 Votes
Lafcadio
2004

3.5
123 Votes
EPs
Into The Flood
2007

3.7
70 Votes
Blood And Aphorisms
2002

3.1
7 Votes

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