Long Island-based BTW As Tall As Lions took a step up with last year’s self-titled LP, a swirling modern-rock document that stands tall amongst its heart-on-a-sleeve, lush-hooked peers — bringing shrewder melodies, better time signature shifts, and smarter recording studio partners (Pixies’ engineer/mixer Steven Haigler joined last time). After a year crafting vids and supporting the record, ATAL ready one more mini-collection of tunes — the digital only EP The Flood — before working on the next full-length. They’re up to some familiar tricks, hitting with a soaring vocals and a sweet six-bar to four-bar verse thing happening. Formal wear mandatory, glasses optional.

The five-track The Flood digital EP is out 11/29 on Triple Crown/East West. Bonus fun: Grab MP3 of As Tall As Lions standout “Ghost Of York,” and chase that with live vid of “Be Here Now,” shot at Highline Ballroom.

Comments (11)
  1. Justin  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 0

    love the new song! definitely looking forward to the new EP, keep up the good work!

  2. Sam H  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 0

    damn. this band is kinda awesome. that live video is freakin’ great.

  3. Richard  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 0

    Amazing band. Cool dudes. There was a period they played around the Rochester / Buffalo area a ton. Although not many people came out to the shows, they were phenominal everytime. They deserve more exposure and respect. In my opinion, of course.

  4. It’s cool to see them getting more popular. I’ve been seeing them on Long Island since 2001 or 2002 at least. Definitely one of the better bands to come out of LI.

  5. Dylon  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 0

    This is one of the best live bands ive ever seen. I felt like their last full length didnt do them justice because they are so amazing live, but this e.p. is the best stuff they have ever done. Buy this e.p. when it comes out!!!

  6. Ashley  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 0

    I love this band!! New Music yes!!!!

  7. The Hipster version of Maroon 5. yes?

  8. Um, That’s Mike Watts who produced this,…. not ever in the minutemen! And whom also co-produced the self titled for Atal. Wow please try to get the facts strait !!

  9. Karen  |   Posted on Nov 7th, 2007 0

    The boys continue to put out AMAZING music!! Never a doubt in mind for a second!! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the songs and see the band in Dec.
    Going back to listen to Into The Flood again!!!!!

  10. christian  |   Posted on Nov 8th, 2007 0

    am i the only one who thinks that these guys can’t cover up the emo well enough?

  11. Reggie  |   Posted on Aug 21st, 2009 0

    NEW album by As Tall As Lions just came out … “CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU” (Aug.18th, 2009)

    Another leap forward and even more great songs by one of the best groups to come out of Long Island, NY.

    You NEED to hear this album !

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