Starting in 2006, Picture Atlantic came out of the San Jose hardcore scene on a quest to create memorable and melodic rock music. With the release of their first EP “Change is Welcome” , they toured California and the west coast part time, and had the opportunity to play 2007 Warped Tour’s Ernie Ball stage.
Time moved on though, and Picture Atlantic headed into the studio to create 2008′s “Kleos” , their first full length album, which in turn helped them tour more broadly, even winning them a slot to open for Coldplay in San Jose. “Kleos” had bloggers and reviewers drawing musical similarities to The killers, Coldplay, The Cure, The Police, Radiohead, and Death Cab For Cutie, but yet with an original flair all their own.
During almost two years of touring and playing shows, the band have shared the stage with the likes of Say Anything, Dan Black, Jaguar Love, and The Wooden Birds. Towards the end of 2009, Picture Atlantic headed back to the studio to create the rich and moody EP “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, which was recorded and produced by the band. This endeavor, released in early 2010, brought out a much more mature and stripped down sound for the band, and was complimented by Performer Magazine as being “.. sensational, with a captivating beauty that emanates from every note.”
Picture Atlantic returned to the studio mid-2010, and recorded “When Everything is Numbers”, their fourth studio recording. You can pick up a copy of this album at www.pictureatlantic.bigcartel.com