Ataris Ponder Effects Of Endless 'Summer'

By | September 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

With a new single called “The Saddest Song” starting to pop up at radio stations, the Ataris are ready to move past the monster success of “The Boys Of Summer,” their accidental hit that was never supposed to be a single in the first place.

Bassist Mike Davenport revealed that he doesn’t think the Ataris will end up a one-hit wonder. “I could see how that would be with some other bands, but I think with us, our fan base is so strong that they understand it, you know,” Davenport said. “But, you know, all the kids that are just into that song or whatever, and don’t get what the rest of the band’s about, I don’t think that we want them anyway.”

The Ataris will tour New Zealand and Australia from September 18 to 27. After that, they’ll kick off the MTV Volkswagen Campus Invasion tour with Vendetta Red on October 3 in Philadelphia.

The Ataris have already shot a video for “My Reply,” which is likely to be the third single from their latest album, So Long, Astoria. “My Reply” was originally going to be released prior to “The Boys Of Summer,” but was put on hold when radio stations started playing the Don Henley cover earlier this year.

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