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Bloomington IN, United States (1994 – present)

Ativin are an angular rock band from Bloomington, Indiana. They have released five studio recordings to date since their formation in 1994:
Pills Versus Planes (1996)
German Water (1999)
Summing the Approach (1999)
Interiors (2002)
Night Mute (2004)

They have also released a 7” single and have appeared on various compilations.

For more info visit the band’s Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, or Wikipedia.


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  • rodanside

    Please say this new project is happening!

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • N-Devil

    Very, very original, interesting and impressive music!!! Thank you!..

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ativin

    We are trying to decide if it is logistically possible to get back together and write a new Ativin record (we all WANT to). We have (graciously) gotten Jonothan Ford (Unwed Sailor/EDM/Roadside Monument) to join us as co-writer and bassist (with of course, Dan Burton) if the project does materialize. We are currently not on the "active" Secretly Canadian roster, so if anyone has any suggestions, we eagerly await them! Chris

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • rodanside

    I've also been listening to Unwed Sailor and Early Day Minors for a long time, since high school... It's really cool to meet and talk with you, Ativin and Roadside Monument have been extremely important to me through much of my life. Just wanted to say a last "cheers" before I take up this whole board with my rambles. Take care and best of luck with your newest venture! (By the way, I'm a staff writer at PopMatters-- if you want anything reviewed, feel free to send things over to our editor, Sarah Zupko.)

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ativin

    i know those fellers well and regrettably, i don't think they are getting back together. in the meantime, check out Doug's band, Patrol and Jonathon's band, Unwed Sailor & Native Lights! also Early Day Miners is no more as well...

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • rodanside

    Awesome! I have been an Ativin fan for almost 10 years (since junior high). In the meantime I'll seek out Pardoner, and if you know the guys from Roadside Monument, please tell them to get back together too.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ativin

    well thank you for saying so. i really appreciate that. i suppose weirder this have happened. right now dan is in grad school and i am working on my new project Pardoner. i will certainly let you know if something comes to fruition! cheers! chris

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • rodanside

    My opinion is that Ativin should make a new record. I miss what they do.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ativin

    we are all entitled to our opinions...

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • andy_est_en_feu

    Heresy! Interiors and Night Mute are excellent!

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • andy_est_en_feu

    Suprised at the lack of plays this band has. They're great.

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • CallumMcCahon

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Uniontrade

    A M A Z I N G - Night Mute is like Early day miners but heavy......

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • CallumMcCahon

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • little_dollКонсервированная+Нина+Дробышева

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • CallumMcCahon

    Mmm ativin

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • sixqqq

    so underrated =(... german water is def one of the top 3 albums ever recorded in my opinion...

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • carriepants

    Seriously, best ever.

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
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