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Atari Teenage Riot wants YOU to be in their video for “Black Flags.”

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot puts a great deal of thought into their videos and if you are an ATR fan and this is something you might be interested in, see below to learn more about “Black Flags,” the political ideals of ATR, and how to get involved.

 

 

 
 


Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flags (Viral)

Producer: Atari Teenage Riot
Editing and parts of the filming: Marty
Actors: ATR, ATR fans up to the world’s population

 
 
Concept:

Atari Teenage Riot wants to make a video statement with their new single “Black Flags” and involve their fans and others who support the idea behind the song.

In the past decade we have witnessed how dangerous corruption can be for ordinary citizens (from Fukushima to the financial crisis, we could even include the current phone hacking scandals in the UK in this. The list goes on. Almost weekly more shocking news is being published).

Corporate greed has too often put the lives of people in danger. Many ask themselves if Washington is still run by elected politicians or instead by the lobbyists of multinational corporations.

Citizens point the finger at individual politicians and try to blame them, however, it is becoming clearer and clearer that this is a global problem. There is a similar pattern in many different countries all over the world.

Historically, the Black Flag stood for not belonging to a certain Nation State (due to the fact that no national colours were used on it). For the band it means also that no individual can look at him/herself as superior to others just because of his/her national identity.

The mainstream media often looks at ‘consumers’ and labels them as ‘apathetic’. We see the exact opposite at our concerts. And not only that… The protests around the world indicate that at this point in time there is more political activism than ever before.

Cynics always find many reasons for not doing anything and being miserable. Often they say that the world is too ‘complex’ to get involved. We believe that even though the world is complex, there are some fundamental ideas which are powerful. Respect for another human being, for example, is a fundamental idea which grants great power.

If you agree to the basic principles of equality and freedom, join us and make a statement!

The visuals of Atari Teenage Riot videos have always been very important. Directors like Philipp Virus, Andrea Giacobbe, John Hillcoat, and Zan Lyons have done an excellent job in working together with the band and getting the message across to a wide audience.

Remember ‘Speed’, ‘Revolution Action’, ‘Too Dead For Me’ or ‘Activate’, we want ‘Black Flags’ to follow in those footsteps but with one key difference: We want you to be in it!

Atari Teenage Riot has started working on the video already. If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:

– take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song (lyrics below)

– have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black t-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)

– you can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)

– We will use fragments of all videos which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.

The video will be online and we will fill in the blank spots more and more over the coming weeks until the new single is released. But the process will not end with the release of the single. We have remixes coming! So if you have a great idea that you can put in place after the release date, do it, we will keep adding as long as we are getting material from you all!

– If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

– Please always send in a video link to this email : blackflags@atari-teenage-riot.net
(don’t attach the files directly please.)

 
 

Up to the release of Black Flags Atari Teenage Riot will perform at these festivals:

29.07.2011 KR-Seoul, Jisan Valley Rock Festival
31.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
01.08.2011 Alec Empire does instore DJ set in Tokyo
12.08.2011 CH-Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival
13.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
26.08.2011 FR-Charleville-Mezieres, Cabaret Vert
04.09.2011 US-Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival

Right now the band is working out a way to access the public area and film it with you!
So make sure you bring a black flag or wear a black t-shirt, you can appear together in the video with ATR.

Any questions?

Just ask! 🙂

 
 

Now to the next step…

If you want to go a step further, we want to introduce you to

“Corpsing” – the silent protest for all people who have died as a result of corporate greed.

Planking has been probably the most fun trend since break dancing. When ATR waited at an airport in Southern Europe, they did quite a lot of planks in the silliest locations, until some airport authorities tried to stop them. (Yes, it was after a huge concert, no photos were made, and no tweets were made…) From that the idea of “corpsing” developed through public appearances of Anonymous and from the acts of political activists in China!

How can one make people pay attention to something very serious and important if adverts scream at you all the time until you shut down all senses?

ATR has already tested it in some places in Berlin to see the reaction.

Alec Empire lay down on his back, like a corpse, and put a black flag over his head/face. Apart from it being a very strong image, many people stopped and did what they are supposed to: Ask a question! To our surprise people from all kinds of backgrounds immediately understood and supported what we were talking about.

So if you have a friend or another person who can film you corpsing/protesting in silence, PLEASE SEND IT IN.

The release date of Black Flags is only days away from 9/11. When we realized that it has been ten years, and when we looked at how many have used deaths of real people for their own political and economical greed since then, the original idea of the song made so much more sense again.

If you agree, film yourself in public places, even on the dance floor, wherever you can raise awareness and send it to us!

We will include you in the video.

 

Video: Steve Aoki & Atari Teenage Riot LIVE – Black Flags (Tony Senghore Remix)

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot performed the brand new Tony Senghore remix of their hit, “Black Flags”, alongside Steve Aoki on the Dim Mak stage at the Optimus Alive Festival 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal this past month to an eager crowd of fans. Check out the video below…

Atari Teenage Riot – “Is This Hyperreal?” Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

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Atari Teenage Riot “Is This Hyperreal?”
Release Date: June 07, 2011 (Digitally) – July 26, 2011 (CD in stores)

 
Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through LA future stomp label Dim Mak, is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence. Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails) at ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.

Tracklisting
1. Activate!
2.Blood In My Eyes
3. Black Flags
4. Is This Hyperreal?
5. Codebreaker
6. Shadow Identity
7. Re-Arrange Your Synapses
8. Digital Decay
9. The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope
10. The Collapse of History

A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance, heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex, a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes. This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s fourth album Is This Hyperreal? is born into. Every track is an iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’s campaign party of education and awareness. Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum, Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.

“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec , Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.

In “Blood In My Eyes” Alec Empire merges his chiptunes style first shown in 1999’s Nintendo Teenage Robots album with the sound of Crass exploding out of the trunk two cars over. Contained within Nic’s first lead vocal in Atari Teenage Riot tells a tale of enslavement and revenge for all of the women lost within our global human trafficking problem. “Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’ “Black Flags” is a low slung, subwoofer punching, anthem announcing Atari Teenage Riot’s support of Anonymous’ grassroots human rights campaign.

We’re allowed a brief respite to catch our breath during “Is This Hyperreal?”. The album’s title track slow cooks with seething analog synths reminiscent of Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner, symphonic percussion and a gurgling acid line are the soundtrack to the birth of a cyborg. “Codebeaker” is a stomping electro rockabilly stormer. Rubbery basslines command your posterior to action; sawtooth guitars swarm your head as Alec and Kidtronik lead us onto wall street to ask the question of “What went wrong?” Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki’s vocals add an LA Hardcore vibe to give it that much more of a brutal punch.

“Shadow Identity” is Nic’s second lead vocal of the album and the most unexpected hook. On top of a New Order bassline and what sounds like a drum line made performed by an obsolete automotive assembly line Nic interweaves a narrative of blood diamonds, global trade and consumer awareness. “Re-arrange Your Synapses” is a new gabber punk classic. The 909 drum machine speeds up to a blurred fever pitch as Alec and Nic dive bomb verses painting a near future world of post net neutrality legislation where access to money and corporations control the public’s access to information on the internet.

Atari Teenage Riot saves their most straightforward electro romp for “Digital Decay”. Showcasing a thick gurgling bassline, razor taunt snares and Nic as a floating artificial intelligence prophet. “Digital Decay” would fit perfectly into one of Aoki’s legendary DJ sets. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is dripping with uplifting brash, sing-along, sass-bag vocals and deep driving modular synth work. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is Atari Teenage Riot’s legendary effortless synthesis of Crass, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk.

“The Collapse of History” immediately makes itself known as the most unexpected and welcome Atari Teenage Riot song ever. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball Alec flexes his 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Nic transforms herself into a pop dance diva and brings her sassiest vocal performance of the album. The mind glue chorus celebrating the overthrow of corrupt institutions hits your like warm sunlight after an all night rave. As ATR ends the album “Humanity will win in the end.”
 


 

 

Atari Teenage Riot featured on Rodney on the Roq’s playlist!

Tim Gauthier

With one of the most influential shows to ever hit mainstream radio, humble tastemaker Rodney Bingenheimer has significantly propelled the careers of artists like The Ramones, The Smiths, and the Sex Pistols. His show “Rodney on the Roq” has been on the air for over 35 years, developing him a reputation as Los Angeles’ kingmaker of up-and-coming bands. As one of the only radio disc jockeys to ever support the Punk/Rock/New Wave scene, Rodney has impacted mainstream music and molded it into what it is today.

See the full playlist on kroq.radio.com and click here to view the current tour dates for Atari Teenage Riot.

ATR – Blood In My Eyes by DimMakRecords

New US Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot is touring the United States this Fall. See below for live footage, 2011 tour dates, and ticket links!

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See what people are saying about the new Atari Teenage Riot album!

Tim Gauthier

“Few bands have ever detonated as powerfully in the underground as Atari Teenage Riot. Put simply, they were the conscience of electronic music. They were a band that sounded the way you always wanted The Prodigy to sound. A band akin to Black Flag if that outfit had existed in an age where every home had a computer. And their influence burned big and bright.” – NME New Musical Express

“ATR are very much part of this process. Electronic pioneers, they have not lost their edge. The series of recent gigs and the tantalising free download show that Empire and his droogs must return to the frey full time. This is noise at its life-affirming and dramatised best.” – The Quietus

“Welcome back Atari Teenage Riot! Deutschlands Techno Punk Skullcrushers have risen again!” – Mojo Magazine

“The trio were as fiery as a bucketful of wasabi. At one point, Empire tore off of his shirt andcarried on as if it were the year 2000 all over again and all that mattered was pure energyand sonic assault. At times the songs ran together, one sounding much like the next.The show was plainly terrifying. It’s rare in a world now ruled by Miley Cyrus and JustinBieber to hear music that is so angry with itself and with everything else around it.But ATR’s overwhelming energy is difficult to deny, and difficult not to admire — preferablyfrom a safe distance.” – Spin Magazine

“For the record then, not only is Empire one of the smartest rock stars working the field, but he’s also the least boring by miles. Make no mistake, ‘Activate’ is the most exhilarating, futuristic and punk rock single of the month.” – Artrocker

“Everything from electroclashs dirty rappers to MIAs fuzzy, distorted new beats bear the hallmarks of their Digital Hardcore label and sound.” – The Guardian

“It is a literally bruising return that will hopefully last longer than the dates currently scheduled; despite Empires ongoing solo success, his stage presence is never stronger than when performing these songs with his ATR cohorts.” – Sphere Mag

“There have also been many changes in the wider world of electronic music, and its pleasing to see that ATR have evolved in a way that takes this into account, while retaining their signature sound.” – Shout4music

“This song has a gentle whiff of wild marchs on the streets, doped by at least 130 dB. Think riots, excesses and protests. Think anti-governemental and anti-fascist actions. Think mayhem.” – The 405

“ATR did not only introduced the world to a whole new sound they mixed punk attitude with electronic music.” – GlamScam

“ATR will always have a place in my heart. To be honest they were one of the first bands to get me to appreciate electronic music at all. With a perfect balance of punk attitude and electronic chaos, they created a style all their own.” – The Big Stereo

“Make no mistake, ‘Activate’ is the most exhilarating, futuristic and punk rock single of the month. (…) ATR arent like any other band. Theyre the only group that could have cut a record with Rage Against The Machine and have it be their meekest recording. Theyre the only group that iTunes have censored on the grounds that their music could create riots! Ten years and several line up changes makes no difference to tonights immediate onslaught of rave, punk, screaming and pounding gabba. The finale consists of the fiercest white noisesquall of the evening, and the audience’s reaction (moshing, screaming, crowdsurfing, shoes flying through the air) seems to indicate they dont care either.” – Artrocker


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All About: Atari Teenage Riot (via rdio.com)

Tim Gauthier

Crafting quasi-political music with a punk influence and techno beats, German band Atari Teenage Riot paved the way for a new genre called digital hardcore when they emerged in 1992. After a 10 year hiatus, they reformed and released their fourth studio album today, Is This Hyperreal?. Learn more about this intriguing set of musicians in this “Five Questions with the Band” and playlist by clicking here.


Would you like to understand how Atari Teenage Riot’s brains are wired? Good—there’s a playlist for that, compliments of the band.

Atari Teenage Riot Beef With Apple Over Riot-Inducing iPhone App

Tim Gauthier



 
Recently reunited German electro-punk spazzes Atari Teenage Riot are still causing controversy. ATR’s iPhone app has been delayed by the German iTunes store due to a dispute over its content. The free app is set to feature every ATR album, song, and video, as well as photos, news updates, and more. But it also included something called “Riotsounds Produce Riots”, an audio player that features sounds that ATR used at a May Day protest in 1999, at which the band members were arrested. …read full story here.

Out Now: Atari Teenage Riot – ‘Blood In My Eyes’

Tim Gauthier

 

 
 
ATARI TEENAGE RIOTS – ‘Blood In My Eyes’ features Nic Endo on lead vocal. She speaks out for the multitude of women who have become the victims of human trafficking, their sexuality exploited for financial gain right under the gaze of the ineffectual governments of the self-proclaimed civilised west. Nic, wholly in tune with her trademark Japanese face-paint depicting “Resistance,” makes her point in the inimitable Atari way..
 


 
Purchase ‘Blood In My Eyes’ Now:

 

Atari Teenage Riot premieres new album live this year. First shows announced!


ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
Presented by DIM MAK

12.05.2011 GB-London, Forum (with The Big Pink DJ Set & Kap Bambino!!!)
13.05.2011 GB-Bristol, The Fleece
14.05.2011 GB-Camber Sands, Bang Face Weekender
15.05.2011 FR-Paris, Maroquinerie
16.05.2011 NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso (with Kap Bambino!!!)
19.05.2011 IT-Roma, Alpheus
20.05.2011 IT-Milano, LAP – Lambretto Art Project
21.05.2011 CH-Winterthur, Salzhaus
01.06.2011 AT-Graz, Springfestival
16.07.2011 DE-Gräfenhainichen, Melt Festival
22.07.2011 PL-Bolkow, Castle Party
29.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
30.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
31.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
13.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
14.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
…more dates to come.

More info on http://www.atari-teenage-riot.com


Video: STEVE AOKI x ASIA TOUR 2010 (part two)

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki’s Asia dates from July to Dec 2010.
– Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo August 2010
– Luxy Club in Taiwan Nov 2010
– Playground Festival in Jakarta December 2010 (DIM MAK STAGE)

Cameos by Busy P from Ed Banger Records, Mark Hunter aka Cobrasnake, Angger Dimas, Motor, Mylo, So Me, DJ Mehdi, Fafi, Brodinski, Yone, Kiri from Revolver, Atari Teenage Riot, Yiling from Neu Store.

If you havent seen the first video click HERE.