Atlas Strategic

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Atlas Strategic
(from left): Steve Simard, Johnny Pollard (aka Atlas Strategic), Dan Boeckner, Jeff Allport.
Background information
Origin Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2000 (2000)–2002
Labels Global Symphonic
Members Johnny Pollard
Dan Boeckner
Steve Simard
Jeff Allport
Past members Brooklyn Cannon
Scott Henderson

Atlas Strategic was an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


The band was composed of Dan Boeckner on guitar and vocals; Johnny Pollard (aka Atlas Strategic) on organ, synthesizer, saxophone, and backing vocals; Steve Simard on drums; and Brooklyn Cannon on guitar and backing vocals.[1]

Their first album (the only official release), Rapture, Ye Minions!, was released on Global Symphonic Records in 2000. While touring, the band recorded a second session and put out the 8-song tour EP, That's Familiar!, which was only distributed at shows. The band had another unofficial release called Here We Come that included the songs from That's Familiar! and three more, including a new version of "Bad Robots" from Rapture, Ye Minions![1]

After recording That's Familiar! and Here We Come, Brooklyn Cannon left the band. This caused Steve Simard to move from drums to guitar, and Jeff Allport was brought in as a replacement drummer.[1]

Scott Henderson of Sea Of Shit Studios recorded both albums. The band used much of his equipment, and he played a vital role in the sound and whole recording process. He also played with the band, playing guitar for many shows due to Dan's inability to play due to an injury.

Atlas Strategic later had plans to put out their next release Ghetto Purchase on a larger label. It was rumored that an album deal with Sub Pop Records was in the works; however, the band broke up in 2002 before any album deals were ever made.[1]

Dan Boeckner now co-fronts Wolf Parade. He was also in the duo The Handsome Furs with wife, Alexei Perry. Both of these bands are currently signed to Sub Pop Records. Brooklyn Cannon is now in a band based in Montreal called Total Bummer. Johnny Pollard continued to play with Dave Wenger in Daddy's Hands until Dave's death in November 2006. Johnny is currently planning on starting a band called The Lords Of Discipline. Steve Simard recently moved to the Yukon with his three dogs.




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  1. ^ a b c d "Unofficial website", August 14, 2007.

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