Pop! Pop! Bang! Bang!

by When Particles Collide



The first full length album from Bangor Maine's hardest working rock duo.


released September 7, 2012

When Particles Collide is Sasha Alcott and Chris Viner
All music by Sasha Alcott and Chris Viner, lyrics by Sasha Alcott

Guitar, Bass & Vocals: Sasha Alcott
Drums, Percussion, Saxophone & Vocals: Chris Viner
Shoulda Been Me: 1st Guitar Solo : Sammy James. Second Guitar Solo: Jay Braun
Make a Kill: Guitar Solo: Bryan Bruchman
Moles: Moog and 2nd Guitar: Jay Braun
Produced and Engineered by Jay Braun and When Particles Collide
Recorded early 2012 at Melody Lanes Brooklyn NY and at home, Bangor ME
Mixed by Jay Braun and Ed McEntee at One East NYC 5/26-27 2012
Mastered by Alexander Saltz at APS Mastering NYC 6/8-6/10 2012
Photos by weston foto. Design by Allison Melton.
There are many people to thank who have directly helped us to make this record, who have enabled us to travel and play shows all over the Northeast, and who have encouraged and supported this band: E. & V. Viner for the gratis dinners at Woodmans, P.J. Alcott for dancing at every show and feeding the cats, G. Doyle and J. Gioia for feeding us better than we ever feed ourselves, D. & L. Gioia for rocking and bowling, J. Viner for accepting us as the 4th and 5th roommates in his apt. in Brooklyn, Temperature of the Sun for being our rock ‘n roll dates, The Milkman’s Union for agreeing to play only one show with us and yet allowing us to sleep at their house anytime, all of Downtown Bangor, J.R. for delicately critiquing vocals, Sam for making classic rock love to the girl logic, E.B. for writing about all the bands we bring up to Bangor, E.P. for praising the shredding and the shun-tun, the ripped arms and snazzy keytars at Big Sky, Molly & Ginny for not cringing (too much) at Sasha’s yelps, Tommy’s in Charlotte, The Get Down in Asheville, M.B. for flying to Asheville from Bangor to catch a show, Bobby & Sal for making S.I. rock, N.Z. for hooking us up in Pittsburgh, Mel & Anne for making us feel like Rock Stars every time, LOTF, Aloud, NORS, HillyTown, A Robot, Arootsakoostik, KahBang, Free Range, Action Camp, and countless other bookers & bands. Thanks to Matt and Ed at One East and Alex at APS, and an especially big thank-you to Jay Braun who did much of this work solely for the love of “new-wave gone heavy.”



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When Particles Collide Bangor, Maine

The music of When Particles Collide includes Southern Rock choruses, New Wave a la Blondie vocals, lightning speed Green Day- esque drumming, classic Motown grooves and Queens of the Stone Age-style riffs -- and yet somehow it all sounds like Chris and Sasha.

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