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In late 1994, The Ataris formed as a band. They signed soon after, on January 15, 1996, to Kung Fu Records. In autumn of the same year, Anywhere But Here, their first LP was recorded. They released it on April 29, 1997. A year and a few months later, in June of 1998, they recorded Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits. In September of that year, they began recording Look Forward to Failure, their third album. It was released very soon after, on November 24 of 1998. Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits was released on April 13 of the following year, having been left unreleased until then. Almost a year to the day later, in April of 2000, the album Let It Burn was released. From June to July of 2000, the band recorded End Is Forever, and released it the following February.
Some months, on June 24 of 2002 after End Is Forever, The Ataris quit Kung Fu Records and signed with Columbia Records. That year, they recorded their most well-known album to date, So Long, Astoria. They released it March 4, 2003. It generated many successful singles for them, including In This Diary and their cover of Don Henley's The Boys Of Summer.
The Ataris will supposedly be releasing a new album called "Welcome the Night" in summer 2005.
- Kris Roe, rhythm guitar & vocals
- John Collura, lead guitar (2001-)
- Mike Davenport, bass (1997-)
- Chris Knapp , drums (1997-)
- Jasin Thomason , bass (1996-1997)
- Derrick Plourde , drums (1996-1997)
- Patrick Riley , lead guitar (1997-1999)
- Marco Peņa , lead guitar (1999-2001)
- Anywhere But Here (1997 - Kung Fu Records)
- Look Forward To Failure (1998 - Fat Wreck Chords)
- Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits (1999 - Kung Fu Records)
- Let It Burn (2000 - Kung Fu Records, split with Useless ID)
- End Is Forever (2001 - Kung Fu Records)
- So Long, Astoria (2003 - Columbia Records)
- Welcome the Night (summer 2005- Columbia Records)
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