White Light Riot is brothers Mike and Mark Schwandt and Dan Larsen. Atomism, their first full-length album, was produced/co-engineered by Brent Sigmeth (Grant Hart, They Might Be Giants, Tim O'Reagan), co-engineered by Paul Marino (The New Congress, Desdemona) and mastered by Bob Ludwig. It was released nationally by RED Distribution (Sony BMG) and named one of the best releases out of Minneapolis in 2007.
Aided on tour by Zack Carroll on guitar and Randy Tomes on keyboards, the threesome has been playing together since 2005 and prior to Atomismreleased two EPs: The Dark Is Light Enough, produced by Erik Appelwick (Tapes ‘N Tapes) and Out of Sight, produced/co-engineered by Sigmeth. They were named one of the best new bands in Minneapolis in 2006. White Light Riot released their self-titled sophomore album in spring 2011.