A is for Atom Releases the Stunning “Song for You”

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A is for Atom is the brainchild of Mike Cykoski. Recently releasing his latest EP, Song for You, the Brooklyn transplant creates a phenomenal record that will catch your attention immediately. For those who are fans of bands such as The National and The Flaming Lips, A is for Atom creates a sound that is truly unique and certainly pleases the ears.

Cykoski is strongly inspired by songcraft and the art of composing. He enrolled in the prestigious NYU music technology master’s degree program, later taking courses at the world renowned Julliard, and expanding his horizons by completing certificates for Harvest Works and Dubspot, further exploring his interest in electronic music.

It was there at NYU that Mike met his producer Julian Cassia in a film scoring class. Julian was quite taken with Cykoski’s compositions and had a great appreciation for his writing style as well as his international aesthetic perspective. Described as having “tastefully ethnic flourishes and, at times, some sturdy Brit-pop hooks,” the project began when Mike finished his master’s thesis and landed a steady job, making him both optimistic and introspective.

On his recent release, Song For You, he provides an outward expression, with songs that prove to be lively and upbeat.

A standout piece from the EP is the title track, “Song for You,” which Cykoski refers to as a ‘break up theme,’ stemming from his divorce. His haunting vocals swirl throughout the track which resonates throughout. His talent for combining emotional driven lyrics with stunning composition, shines through with “Song for You,” as well as every track on the EP. Check out the single below!

A is for Atom “Song for You”
https://soundcloud.com/aisforatom/02-a-is-for-atom-a-song-for-you-song-for-you-ep?in=aisforatom/sets/song-for-you-ep

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SIT KITTY SIT Unleashes “Birmingham”

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San Francisco’s SIT KITTY SIT is Kat Downs and Mike Thompson. The duo, who create an undeniable pop/proggy piano and drum sound, has been described as Dresden Dolls mixed with King Crimson, & Fiona Apple.Following their initial debut EP, The Push, in September of 2010, SKS became known for consistently thrilling audiences with their energetically intense live performances. No holds barred, this group produces addictive rock n’ roll – with only two people, and not one guitar in sight.

February 2012 saw the release of their much anticipated sophomore album, Beautiful/Terrible, on the former independent label, Gun Horse Records. Following local and regional touring, 2013 saw the first national tour for the duo as well as the release of their second full-production music video, “My Beloved”, in April 2013.

2014 unleashed the release of Sit Kitty Sit’s third studio album, Everlasting Fire.  Based entirely on Dante’s Inferno, this storyline album showcases the extensive versatility of Downs and Thompson as a team.  Spanning seven genres and boasting 15 guest artists, the May 2014 release shows us an entirely new side of Sit Kitty Sit while maintaining their identity.  The duo will be touring extensively in the U.S. for the duration of 2014.