New Atlantic is not a band to settle for anything below their exceptionally high standards. Founded by Hindley and The College of NJ classmate Giovanni Gianni (vocals), New Atlantic hit the ground running with the addition of former The June Spirit bassist Dave Carlson, guitarist Matthew Sztyk, and drummer Jacob Kalb. The band s attention to detail and work ethic is apparent in everything from their perpetual tour schedule to, more importantly, their flawlessly crafted songs. It s a quality that not only attracted the label to the band, but an invisible force keeping their fans on the edge of their seats. When New Atlantic does something, they do it right. Plain and simple.
As an independent band, New Atlantic never waited around their hometown adding friends to their MySpace profile in the hope a major label A&R would scoop them up. Instead, they took matters into their own hands touring non-stop for over a year before eventually landing a string of high profile tours with bands like Cartel and The Starting Line, all the while selling unheard of amounts of their self-released EP to a rabid national fan base. They quickly caught the attention of The Starting Line guitarist and up-and-coming manager Matt Watts and shortly thereafter welcomed Eva Alexiou from the Fata Booking Agency on board.
However, it wasn't until a summer night in 2006 when New Atlantic finally met a label sharing their vision. A night of fancy Philadelphia dinners and bar-crawling brought the band together with their fellow New Jersey natives at Eyeball Records. We are incredibly particular about who we surround ourselves with. Says Hindley, We had spent the last 2 years building our team out of people who we love and trust. We ve been especially careful in our label search and were pleasantly surprised when Eyeball approached us and showed us what they have to offer. We love their attitudes and understanding of music. Most importantly, they have a great sense of who New Atlantic is and what is right for us. The match was made.
With all the pieces in place, the band wasted no time beginning production with Casey Bates and Bobby Darling (Gatsby s American Dream) on The Streets, The Sounds, And The Love. To satiate the needs of fans, New Atlantic released a demo single on November 28th, 2006 titled Wire and Stone which features long time friend Will Pugh (Cartel).