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Video: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You”

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Atlas Genius will kick off its first-ever North American headline tour. The run includes sold-out nights in Houston, Santa Barbara, Denver, Minneapolis, Cambridge and New York City, where the Australian band will play The Bowery Ballroom on June 18 and 19.  The band will play London, UK for the first time on May 7, as well. Supporting acts will include The Neighbourhood, The Postelles, The Colourist, Pacific Air and Haerts. Atlas Genius, who recently wrapped up a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons, will also perform at numerous festivals, including the Sasquatch! Festival, Lollapalooza, the Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest, Edgefest, San Francisco’s BFD and San Diego’s X-Fest. See below for tour itinerary.

“Centred on You,” Atlas Genius’ new video was directed by Anders Rostad. “Trojans,” the first single from the band’s full-length debut, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), is a Top 5 Modern Rock/Top 10 Triple A radio hit. It has already sold over 250,000 tracks in the U.S. and has spent 49 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. “Trojans” has been heard on such shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Deception,” “Whitney,” “Being Human” and “90210.” The band’s new single, “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone, has been licensed by “90210” and the EA Sports FIFA video game.

Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. “Bouncy, jangly tracks like ‘Through the Glass’ and the single ‘Trojans’…[are] pretty damn irresistible,” said People. Seventeen placed them on its list of “17 Bands Everyone Should Be Talking About.” Neon Gold said that When It Was Now “promises to be one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” NYLON tipped Atlas Genius as one of the top five bands to watch out for in 2013 and Entertainment Weekly named them as one of “15 New Stars We Love.”

May

3 – New York, NY @ Original Penguin SoHo store

4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s w/Family of the Year

7 – London, UK @ Electrowerks

19 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD Festival

20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club **  SOLD OUT

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club **

24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom **

25 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge – Sasquatch! Music Festival – Bigfoot Stage

26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue **

29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ***

31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ***  SOLD OUT

 

June

1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ***

4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café ***  SOLD OUT

6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ***

7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ***

9 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindley ****

11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ****

12 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club ****

14 – Albany, NY @ Bayou Café ****

15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair  **** SOLD OUT

17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café ****

18 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom  ****  SOLD OUT

19 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom ****  SOLD OUT

20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den  FREE SHOW

21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *****

24 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *****

27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

 

July

6 – Vancouver, BC @Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

10 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival

13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Fest

 

August

2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

8 – Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders

TBA – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

 

September

20 – San Diego, CA @ 91X Fest

 

Supporting acts:

*The Neighbourhood

**The Postelles and The Colourist 

***The Postelles and Haerts

****Pacific Air and Haerts

*****Pacific Air

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Debut Album From Atlas Genius Out Today!

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When It Was Now, the long awaited and highly anticipated full-length debut from Atlas Genius, is out today! The band wrote, recorded and produced the album at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. They will perform their hit single, “Trojans,” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight and play a sold-out record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow, February 20th. The record release show will be broadcast by SiriusXM Alt Nation on Friday evening and then throughout the weekend.

Their song “Symptoms” is currently the iTunes Single of the Week. New single “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” is already gaining momentum at radio and online, where it has over 75,000 Sound Cloud streams in 2 weeks.

Last week, the band introduced new songs off of When It Was Now…

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Electric” via Neon Gold

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You” via Indie Shuffle

Taking its inspiration from the album artwork, the trailer for When It Was Now was shot underwater. It was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, who lensed the “Trojans” and “Symptoms” videos. When It Was Now is available now at iTunes.

Their sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons is underway and stops at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on February 23rd and the Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 20th. Atlas Genius will perform at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW nighttime showcase) and March 14th (The Warner Sound showcase). They have also just announced new shows at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, Edgefest in Dallas, and Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge in Washington. Tickets for Atlas Genius’ first-ever North American headline tour have been selling so quickly that many shows have been moved to larger venues. Their Headlining Tour will kick off at Emo’s East in Austin, TX on April 24th and go through the end of June.

The track listing for When It Was Now is as follows:

  1. Electric
  2. If So
  3. Back Seat
  4. Trojans
  5. Through The Glass
  6. On A Day
  7. Centred On You
  8. Don’t Make A Scene
  9. All These Girls
  10. When It Was Now
  11. Symptoms

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New Track: Atlas Genius – “If So”

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Atlas Genius will celebrate the February 19th release of its debut album, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The band will perform the album’s first single, “Trojans”.

On their new track “If So,” Atlas Genius groove with dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” said Rolling Stone.

Stream: Atlas Genius – “If So”

Atlas Genius’ Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. The album captures Atlas Genius’s singular combination of sophisticated musicality and warm, wistful spirit. Infused with a classic sensibility, each of the songs would fit seamlessly if somehow slipped into a long-treasured mixtape.

The  band will kick off a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons this Friday,  February 8th, at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ. On February 20th, Atlas  Genius will play a record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg  in Brooklyn, NY and appear at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW  nighttime showcase) and 14th.  Tickets just went on sale for Atlas  Genius’ first North American headline tour, which launches on April 25th  at Antone’s in Austin, TX. See the band’s website for more details and more tour stops.

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Video: Atlas Genius – “Trojans” + “Back Seat” remix for download

Atlas Genius just premiered the official video for their hit single “Trojans,”on MTV, MTVu and VH1. The band has also just released a remix by Goldroom for their song “Back Seat.” Good Music All Day says, “this track might melt your soul a little bit, but in the best possible way of course.

Download: Atlas Genius – “Back Seat” (Goldroom Remix)

Confirmed US Tour Dates:

  • 11/27     The National – Richmond, VA
  • 11/28     Ted Constant Convocation Center – Norfolk, VA
  • 12/01     Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
  • 12/06     Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
  • 12/08     Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
  • 12/11     The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (Headlining)

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Atlas Genius Touring With Silversun Pickups in September

Atlas Genius will join Silversun Pickups on tour this fall. The run kicks off on September 4th at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver, BC and will include shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA (9/13) and Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (9/21).

Prior to the dates with Silversun Pickups, the Adelaide, Australia-based band will embark on its first-ever U.S. tour, performing at the CD101 Summerfest at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH on August 11 and then making its way west. Atlas Genius will play a series of dates with Animal Kingdom and wrap up the tour with radio shows in Seattle and Portland. See below for itinerary. Fans can purchase tickets and share with their friends HERE.

“Trojans” also peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine and the We Are Hunted “Emerging Artist” chart. Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang has just put his own unique spin on “Trojans,” with a remix that was recently premiered on Neon Gold. Neon Gold has also invited fans to put their own spin on “Trojans” themselves in the site’s first ever remix contest. Atlas Genius is currently hard at work in its home studio on its full-length debut album.

Atlas Genius – North American Tour Dates

August

  • 11 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion, CD101 Summerfest Radio Show
  • 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
  • 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hills Duck Room
  • 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/Animal Kingdom
  • 22  – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club w/Animal Kingdom
  • 23  – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop w/Animal Kingdom
  • 25 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park, KNDD The End Summercamp ’12 Radio Show
  • 28 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom, KNRK Radio Show

September

  • 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl w/Silversun Pickups
  • 6 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater w/Silversun Pickups
  • 7 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 9 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square w/Silversun Pickups
  • 10 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center w/Silversun Pickups
  • 12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/Silversun Pickups
  • 13 – Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium w/Silversun Pickups
  • 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rock The Green
  • 17 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place w/Silversun Pickups
  • 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom w/Silversun Pickups

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Brand New: Atlas Genius – “Back Seat”

Listen to the brand new track “Back Seat” now!

The song “Trojans” by Atlas Genius has taken over our heads and our hearts over the past few months. Now, we’re finally getting more!

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Trojans”

The Adelaide, Australia-based indie band has signed with Warner Bros. Records, and will release its debut EP, Through The Glass, on June 12. The three-song collection will include Atlas Genius’ breakout hit “Trojans,” which had sold more than 45,000 downloads in the U.S. alone before the band was even signed. The band members are currently at work in their home studio on their full-length debut, which is due out this fall.

The band wasn’t in a rush to sign with a record label. In fact, it wasn’t until about a month after the Neon Gold blog post that they even realized that Atlas Genius’ inbox was full of inquiries fromlabels, publishers, lawyers, booking agents and management companies.

“We had begun to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers,” recalls vocalist/guitarist Keith. Buoyed by the outpouring of interest, the three brothers – Keith, Steven and Michael Jeffrey – quickly got back to writing and recording more songs.

NYLON praised Atlas Genius’ “double whammy of high-flying pop melodies and instantly catchy lyrics” and Billboard tipped the band as part of “The Next Wave” of up-and-coming alternative bands. The three-track Through The Glass – produced, engineered and mixed by the band in their home studio – captures Atlas Genius’ singular combination of sophisticated musicality and warm, wistful spirit. In addition to “Trojans,” it features the shimmering “Symptoms” and “Back Seat,” which blends its pulsing bass throb with a sweetly infectious beat and tender vocals that alternately soar and sigh.

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Back Seat”

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