This week’s offering is from a South Australian band called Atlas Genius. (For everyone drinking the Imagine Dragons kool-aid right now, these guys are the openers for the current North American tour.) Atlas Genius started making waves with their song “Trojans” which was featured on their EP called Through the Glass, released in 2012. It’s a solid indie rock tune, full of hand-clapping beats and a catchy chorus. The track is set to reappear on the group’s upcoming 2013 LP When It Was Now, however, “Trojans” isn’t nearly the band’s best.
That would be “If So,” and ever since I heard it, I can’t get it out of my skull. There’s more meat to chew on this one. It’s full of reverb’d synths that will make you want to shake it, an infectious guitar riff, and an even catchier chorus that I can’t stop singing to myself and my cat. Which really just makes me seem like a crazy person. But it must be shared with the world, felines included.
After a couple spins, I’m not as addicted to the album as I am this single, but you can head over to Spotify and decide for yourself. Either way, these guys are up-and-comers to keep your eye on. And they’re booked for the Firefly Festival, so I’m hoping to check them out there – bonus!