Delivering a thick, lush sound similar to the likes of U2 and Coldplay, Atticus Fault is a working man's band. Since the mid-'90s, the Nashville four-piece had big musical dreams. Frontman/guitarist Todd Evans was a local artist in Franklin, TN, and one evening in 1997, bass player Chris Laurent introduced himself. The two immediately clicked and they began writing songs. Drummer Paul Asciutto III and guitarist Jason Noe joined shortly thereafter, and Atticus Fault was born.
They spent the next few years developing a sound for the band while still maintaining day jobs. Laurent, Noe, and Asciutto were working a Fido's Coffee Shop when a customer by the name of Jay Joyce would strike up conversations about music. Joyce was a musician and a producer who had worked with Lisa Germano, the Wallflowers, Patty Griffin, and Evan & Jaron. Eventually, a friendship was formed, songs were written, and Atticus Fault ended up with a nine-song demo. In 2001, Atticus Fault inked a deal with Uninhibited/MCA and called upon Joyce to record an album. The end result was an impressive self-titled effort released in fall 2001. ~ MacKenzie Wilson