Atlas Engine is an indie rock band formed by Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nick LaFalce. Coming from a musical family, the multi-instrumentalist started with the guitar at six years old at the request of his older brother who had already picked up the drums. From there, the two filled their basement with a collection of guitars, drums, and keyboards, including a vintage Fender Rhodes from their uncle, a professional jazz pianist.
LaFalce played in various types of bands since middle school and, starting with a hand-me-down four-track, learned the basics of DIY recording. This eventually led to him self-recording, producing, and playing all of the instruments on his debut solo EP, "After the End", under the name Atlas Engine in 2016.
Atlas Engine now operates as a full band and has been building its presence throughout the NYC/Brooklyn area. The group's signature blend of Indie Rock and Dream Pop traverses from hook-filled anthems and soaring melodies to introspective moments with lush, atmospheric textures, gaining features from Spotify's "Fresh Finds" and Pandora's "Today's Indie" playlists, and praise from taste-maker blogs such as The Wild Honey Pie and The Deli's "Emerging Artists" list.
Atlas Engine's latest single, Don't Stop Now, has been called an "anthemic call-to-arms " and is now available everywhere.
"Melody-driven indie pop saturated with lush, dream-pop elements" - The Deli
Spectacular. Beautiful. Entrancing." - Impose Magazine
“Skillfully crafted…stunning melodies” - AudioFemme
"Put your headphones on or plug in your speakers, close your eyes and pretend you’re anywhere but here." - The Wild Honey Pie
“Epic, bombastic…for fans of Arcade Fire, Local Natives, and Of Monsters and Men…be aware of this project” – PopSoup