TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb – Dancing Out the Door
TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are a sweltering, sweaty, August New Orleans evening. As the humidity smothers the Decatur Street denizens, this is the soundtrack for the locals ducking into a cozy neighborhood bar where they are greeted with filthy, soulful music.
The band’s sound is a cross between Tom Waits and The Pixies, but would never be confused with either. The quartet hails from Philadelphia, one of our favorite rock ‘n roll towns, but the TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb sound is like nothing you’ve heard before from The City of Brotherly Love.
The album is a diverse mix of music. At different times, it’s sentimental, rollicking, jangly, visceral or dark – quite the journey.
Every track offers something of interest, but the stand out songs were “Black Bats,” “Heat Heat Heat,” “Soul Asylum” and my favorite offering, the effervescent Mott the Hoople-like “California Basement Blues.”
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