Christopher Hoffee (the Makeup Sex, Mystery Lights, Blacksmith Union, Fivecrown) produces and engineers his project Atom Orr, playing most everything on the albums while occasionally pulling his friends/bandmates like Matt Lynott, Greg Friedman, and Patrick Dennis into the mix.
Atom Orr has been a presence in placements in MTV and indie films. Hoffee has also run the studio CHAOS Recorders, and the record label Populuxe Records. After releasing Atom Orr albums like Wake, Noir, and Asterisk, Hoffee formed another band called the Truckee Brothers in 2004, going by the aka Cady Truckee.
Atom Orr went on to release Searching For Sparrows, the Los Feliz EP, This Was Tomorrow, and Galaxies With Long Yellow Curtains. The latter, released in July 2012, consisted of loosely based "space" themes, with a few odd choices including a song wrote using words and phrases during the turn of the 19th century.
An Atom Orr album called Flotsam and Jetsam (Populuxe Records) was released in August 2013, featuring eleven songs of psychedelic, harmonious, and oceanic expanse. Late the following year, he released an Atom Orr album called Smoke Through A Keyhole.
A new album debuted in early 2020, As If Tomorrow, followed near the end of the year by a cover album called Afterimage, tracked at his own Chaos Recorders studio. Tracks include “Sea of Heartbreak” by Don Gibson, a hit for Johnny Cash, as well as covering famous former neighbor Tom Waits (“Suzanne”), Captain Beefheart, John Denver, Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kristofferson, Big Star, the Kinks, Leonard Cohen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Dylan, and Tim Buckley.