Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Atlas Genius Releasing Debut Album

12/03/2012
.
Warner Bros. Records have set a February 19, 2013 release date for Atlas Genius' debut album, When It Was Now.

The group will wrap up their 2012 touring with a sold-out headlining show at Los Angeles' Troubadour on December 11.

While in L.A., the band will perform on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on December 10 and make their U.S. television debut, performing the hit song "Trojans" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 12.

The band wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now themselves at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. It was mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

Once their studio was built, the first song that Atlas Genius finished was "Trojans." After spending weeks tweaking it, they put "Trojans" on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Australia's Triple J Unearthed website. Then, they pretty much forgot about it.

"We began to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers," says lead singer Keith Jeffery. But as they crammed for their fall semester final exams, the blog Neon Gold discovered "Trojans" on the Triple J Unearthed site and wrote a post praising the song as sure to "invade your head, all dressed up in a clever disguise of earnest vocals riding a hooky riff." Checking the band's email account for the first time in over a month, they found their inbox being barraged by fans, record labels, booking agents and management companies from all over the world.

The band continued to write and record new songs in relative isolation in their studio as word on "Trojans" spread organically across the internet, with blog support leading to the song charting #1 on both Hype Machine and the We Are Hunted "Emerging Artist" Chart. SiriusXM Alt Nation found the song on a blog and started spinning "Trojans." The song spent four straight weeks as the #1 requested track on their listener generated Alt-18 countdown in early 2012. "Trojans" began to sell over 1,000 tracks per week in the States and soon climbed to 45,000 downloads sold - all with zero promotional efforts from the still-unsigned band.


Atlas Genius signed to Warner Bros. Records in the spring of 2012 and quickly released the three-song EP Through The Glass in June, featuring new songs "Back Seat" and "Symptoms."


December 2012
1 - Chicago, IL: Q87.7 The Night We Stole Christmas @ Aragon Ballroom
6 - San Francisco, CA: Live105 Not So Silent Night @ Mezzanine
8 - Portland, OR: 94.7 A December to Remember @ Crystal Ballroom - SOLD OUT
11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour - SOLD OUT

Atlas Genius Tour Dates/Tickets

Atlas Genius CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Atlas Genius T-shirts and Posters

Atlas Genius CDs, vinyl and rarities



antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end




.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Led Zeppelin Reissuing IV and Houses of the Holy This Fall- Fall Out Boy Speaks Out About School Band Ban- Pete Way Receives Good News In Cancer Fight- Sixx A.M.- more

Day in Pop Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Release Duet From Upcoming Album- R. Kelly Appearance Canceled After Backlash- Toby Keith Tops Forbes List- Gucci Mane- more

B-Sides: New Metallica Documentary Goes Online- Slash and Myles Kennedy Launch New Online Video Series- Paul Stanley Shares His Views Of Original KISS Members- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

Powerman 5000 - Builders of the Future

Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning' Turns 30

Annihilator - Feast Box Set

RockPile: California Breed- Pistol Day Parade

Yes - Heaven & Earth

RockPile: Broods- Neomythics

Colt 45 - The Tide Is Turning

Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour Live from Poland

Rob Zombie - The Zombie Horror Picture Show

Rock Reads: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulshine Tour

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

Live: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Monumentour

Road Trip: Kentucky's Bluegrass Country- Don't Miss These Five Attractions

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Road Trip: Rock Candy- Macon, Georgia's Music Tour

Ted Nugent - SHUTUP&JAM!


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

Led Zeppelin Reissuing IV and Houses of the Holy This Fall

Fall Out Boy Speaks Out About School Band Ban

Pete Way Receives Good News In Cancer Fight

Sixx A.M. Releasing New Album This Fall

Less Than Jake Sing 11-Year-Old Boy's Story

Primus Going Willy Wonka For New Album and Tour

Muse Planning Heavy New Album

Big Star's First Two Albums Remastered For Reissue

Evanescence's Amy Lee Has Baby Boy

Scorpions Demands Force Festival To Raise Ticket Prices?

John Payne Suing Vegas Musical

J.J. Cale Being Inducted Into Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame

Foo Fighters To Headline Invictus Games

Korn's Head Reveals New Book Details

Joe Elliott's Down N Outz Release One Of The Boys Video

Eddie Van Halen Releases New EVH Guitars

Ghost Laugh Off Online Breakup Campaign

Ian Anderson Doesn't Expect Another Music Revolution

Obituary Releasing First New Album In Five Years

Josh Smith Asks Fans To Kickstart Album Featuring Joe Bonamassa, more


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Release Duet From Upcoming Album

R. Kelly Appearance Canceled After Backlash

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J Release 'Bang Bang'

Toby Keith Tops Forbes List

Gucci Mane Streaming New Album The Oddfather Online

Luke Bryan Reveals Farm Tour Details

Big & Rich Reveal New Album Release Details

Jenny Lewis Performs 'Just One of The Guys' on Fallon

Hunter Hayes Releases Tattoo Video

Cashmere Cat Debuts New Ariana Grande Song

Fences Release Collaboration With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Tyler Farr Releases A Guy Walks Into A Bar

Lucy Hale Releases Lie A Little Video

French Montana, Wale and Fabolous Release Video

Diplo Debuts New Jack U Track

Porter Robinson Releases New Song 'Flicker'

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Responds to Nick Viall's Bedroom Confession

Singled Out: Nikki W's Transparent Hands

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.