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Atlas Genius Debut Out Today, Performing on Fallon Tonight, Single of the Week on iTunes

| 20 February 2013 | Reply


When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), the full-length debut from Atlas Genius, is out today. Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery 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 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 two weeks.

The band recently introduced new songs off of When It Was Now

“Electric” via Neon Gold

“Centred On You” via Indie Shuffle

“Trojans” was heard in the NBC series “Deception” last night and has also been featured in “Grey’s Anatomy” and “90210.” A Top 5 Modern Rock/Top 10 Triple A radio hit, “Trojans” has already sold over 200,000 tracks in the U.S. The band recently picked up a SiriusXM Alt Nation award for “Best In-Studio Performance” for “Trojans,” which spent four consecutive weeks as the #1 requested track on Alt Nation’s listener generated Alt-18 countdown.

Atlas Genius has been named an “Artist To Watch” on MTV and will be featured in a two-week campaign on the channel beginning April 22nd. The band will also be performing their new single, “If So,” on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” on February 25th.

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 25th and go through the end of June. See below for an updated itinerary. Additional dates will be announced soon.

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,” observing: “The Australian brothers deliver dance rock with smart melodic swagger.”

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 The track listing is as follows:

  • Electric –
  • If So –
  • Back Seat –
  • Trojans –
  • Through The Glass –
  • On A Day –
  • Centred On You –
  • Don’t Make A Scene –
  • All These Girls –
  • When It Was Now –
  • Symptoms



20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Atlas Genius/When It Was Now record release show

22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

23 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT


1  – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

2 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Ballroom w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

5 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – KCRW showcase @ Haven

14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – The Warner Sound @ The Belmont

15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

16 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

18 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

23 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium w/Imagine Dragons – SOLD OUT

24 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center w/ Civil Twilight


25 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

26 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

27 – Dallas, TX @ FC Dallas Stadium – Edgefest


20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant and Music Club

21 – Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s

24-27 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge – Sasquatch! Music Festival

29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre

7 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement

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

17 – Providence, RI @ Met Café

19 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

20 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den

23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

24 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter

Additional dates to be announced.

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