Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sweet Iphone Riffs
Have you heard about Atomic Tom? They’re this Brooklyn indie rock band (is there any other kind) that had their instruments stolen. So instead of going to the police station and filing a report or calling their insurance company like normal humans they decided to make music with “instrument I-phone” apps.
These guys posted a video of themselves riding the subway into the Big Apple while performing their single “Take Me Out” and using their iPhones as instruments.
Well, the video went viral and received millions of hits in days and their hit even made it to the iTunes single chart. But, why do I feel like their instruments might be safely packed away in a storage facility somewhere?
I saw Atomic Tom “perform” live on stage at the Miracle on Tremont street at the Orpheum theatre on Thursday. While I have to admit watching them play their instruments from their smartphones was pretty amazing, after their YouTube video buzz dies out they’re just 4 geeks, 4 iphones and one average indie rock band from Brooklyn. Maybe they’ll get a Pistachio commercial out of it?