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Lit Up

by The Atomic Sherpas

This album is a journey that will require your mind, heart, body and booty that will shake you from the boring shackles of sameness and launch you into the new you of your boldest tomorrow's dream vibrations yo.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. Lake Fiend Canoe Ride
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2. Bootjack Shuffle
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3. Captain Sunrise (Wailboat Hornpipe)
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4. Cenozoic Blues (Part 1 & 2)
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5. The Tenderloin
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6. Interstellar Mojo Overdrive
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7. The Birth of Evil Mountain
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8. 300 Lbs.
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9. Dug In Deep
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10. HT
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Album Notes
Here are some things that have been said about The Atomic Sherpas:

"The Atomic Sherpas are awesome mofos who can play anything" - Falling James

""The Atomic Sherpas do some of the heaviest musical lifting in town" - Falling James, L.A. Weekly, December 3, 2008

"The Atomic Sherpas do some of the heaviest musical lifting in town, and yet you don’t have to pay half a month’s rent to see them at some impersonal enormodome or stand in line waiting in vain at a trendy, hipper-than-thou Hollywood hot spot. Most of the time, they’re laying it down for free — that’s right, free — at such low-key joints as Taix. It’s not like you’re getting them on the cheap because they’re still learning to play or figuring out their musical potential — these guys come fully assembled. The Sherpas are equally at ease rambling through the intricacies of James Brown’s “Ain’t It Funky Now” and jazzing it up on a supertight version of George Benson’s “Clockwise,” both from their live album Blowin’ It at Ya (YakTone). Bandleader/saxist/flautist Vince Meghrouni also composes his own dizzyingly dazzling, madcap instrumental opuses, such as “Sprechenzie Bebop,” giving guitarists Carey Fosse and Matt Lake a firm base to launch their spiraling solos, while drummer Matt Sessa attempts to nail down the ever-expanding edges of this full-force hurricane with scattershot agility." (Falling James, L.A. Weekly, December 3, 2008)

"... A hard-groovin' live fusion of blues, funk, jazz and rock that never lets up." - Brick Wahl, L.A. Weekly

"WOW IS THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND AFTER HEARING THE LA-BASED psychedelic funk band Atomic Sherpas... "- By John Sollenberger 02/11/2010 Pasadena Weekly

"The sounds of Atomic Sherpas range from wild, frantic, busy funk music riots to down-home blues and straight-up jazz. Their horns, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums do most of the talking, but their vocals are tight as well. For my money, these incredible musicians are at their best when playing those intense, tightly constructed funk numbers.
Screaming lead guitar work trades off seamlessly with the horns, all held together by a skin-tight rhythm section... "
- By John Sollenberger 02/11/2010 Pasadena Weekly

"The Atomic Sherpas came, saw and blasted our festival. With an inexplicable coolness of demeanor matched only by a caliber of sound that rivals none, these guys are down right funky, as funky as you could want. Prepare to watch yourself enjoy, as they rock your soul with guitar inspired originals that combine a voodooish blend of horns, awesome lyrics and paragon drumming. The lightness of the drumming in conjunction with the band's control over volume allows the dynamic build ups to voluminous mountains in their jams that entrance, release and testify to the quaking soul of the spectator swept up in the music. The band uses thought provoking lyrics repeated in a very psychedelic nature but obviously borrowed from blues and motown in their cadence. It's like when the voices of the audience start to take on new resonounces and alien meanings start being found in the most familiar (or seemingly familiar) places and contexts. A real band's band, these guys will make any concert or festival legitimate just by setting foot on stage.

- Adam Finney, promoter and artistic coordinator for Carter Ranch Music Festival www. myspace. com/carterranchmusicfestival

"A real band's band, these guys will make any concert or festival legitimate just by setting foot on stage." - Adam Finney, , promoter and artistic coordinator for Carter Ranch Music Festival

"I don't know if you call it jazz, or call it blues, but it sounds like punk rock to me" - Jack Brewer, Saccharine Trust, and one of the worlds great living poets.

"Lit Up (Promotional pre-release version)" 2009 #4 on KPFK 90.7 Barry Smolin's "The Music Never Stops" Ten Best Albums of the Year.



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