Atlas Genius began in 2009 when the brothers Jeffery and their engineer/musician father built a studio in the family garage, funding the project by playing Police/Beatles/Stones covers in local pubs. “Trojans” was the first song the group wrote and recorded; within an hour of posting it online, the song showed up on sites like Triple J Unearthed and SoundCloud and became a sensation.
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal advice
With its martial Indie Pop rhythms — sort of Modest Mouse-meets-Death-Cab down under — Atlas Genius has garnered a good critical and commercial response with When It Was Now, its new single “If So” ” is breaking big, the band’s songs are getting a lot of remix attention and the group members will be recording their sophomore album after this tour.
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