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Atlas Genius (SOLD OUT)
S & S Presents
Atlas Genius (SOLD OUT)
Haerts, The Postelles

SOLD OUT

Wed, May 29 @ 07:00PM MDT
Kilby Court
741 South Kilby Court (330 West)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

$12.00 (plus $3.00 service fee)


The band's first release from their new label home, the EP "Through The Glass" (produced, engineered and mixed by the band) 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. On the shimmering "Symptoms," for instance, taut keyboard riffs mesh with urgent acoustic strumming before the band bursts into a gently frenetic, guitar-drenched chorus. Meanwhile, "Back Seat" blends its pulsing bass throb with a sweetly infectious beat and tender vocals that alternately soar and sigh. And on "Trojans," Atlas Genius begins with a restrained guitar melody and vocal ("Take it off, take it in/Take off all the thoughts of what we've been") before giving way to the handclap-accented, harmony-soaked refrain and lush yet kinetic bridge.

With "Through The Glass" completed, Atlas Genius then holed up in its studio and worked on wrapping up its first full-length album, while at the same time rehearsing for their first ever tour. "It's still surreal," says Keith of all that's happened over the past year. "I think when we were very young, we had hopes that something like this might happen one day," he continues. (Thanks largely to encouragement from their Beatles fanatic parents, who encouraged the three brothers to begin playing music by age 14.) "But then you grow up a bit and it seems less and less likely. So when we put 'Trojans' out, we figured it would be a success if maybe a hundred people heard it. We don't want to force our music onto anyone. Our goal is to write songs that we love and we hope they connect with other people too."

Back Seat by Atlas Genius on Grooveshark

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