Back in 1996, the Ataris played Indianapolis. Their place on the bill with Avail and Citzen Fish was puzzling, as they were but a few months out of the garage and played to a drum-machine on a folding chair (their drummer quit right before the show). Now among Fat Mike's (NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords) favorite new bands, this determination was no doubt what carried them out of Indianapolis and on to national (and international) acclaim. The Ataris' sound has grown into a tidal wave of Pop-Punk, eclipsing the power of the bands to whom they're often compared (NOFX, Lagwagon, et al.).