Atlas B Salvesen is a folk singer at heart and a philosopher of his own head. Born and raised in the Midwestern field state of Iowa, USA there is a ghostly sense of isolation and alienation that permeates his music. He is a lyrically minded songwriter with a scattershot focus that sees him contemplate such divergent subjects as war, love, apocalypse, self-destruction and religion; sometimes in the same song.

His debut EP Smoke Signals which borrows its title from the EP's most adventurous track Smoke Signals Retire, is a melancholic journey between unrequited love and the aftermath of battles within and without. Despite the bombastic energy behind the title track, the journey this debut offers is intimate in nature and this intimacy remains present throughout the tracks.

Produced by Circle’s Radi Safi the EP is part Bright Eyes and part Danger Mouse. The single Fruit Juice, which is available for download through Monday Records and Soundcloud is folk pop at its most delicate and adventurous. Atlas currently resides in Sydney, Australia where he persists.

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