New York City, USA
“We had begun to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers.”
From a distance, dreamers always look like mad men–at very least like children doing something ill-advised. Only after the dream finds fulfillment do the onlookers start to admit: “Maybe those guys saw something I didn't...Or maybe they're just crazy.”
When you write songs like that are Atlas Genius' stock-in-trade, it's hard to imagine anyone feeling the latter, though given their success in the past year it isn't difficult to imagine many lamenting that they didn't share the band's coy pop vision.
One song can change an entire career trajectory; inescapably catchy single “Trojans” played catalyst to Atlas Genius' decision to shun a return to school and march ahead full bore into a musical adventure that would pull them from a simple blog post to a single selling almost 350,000 copies–no small feat in hostile waters.
A lightness pervades the music of the Australia natives, a wordless acknowledgment of their grand adventure and the shimmering, smart pop music that sparked it.
BROWSE BY COUNTRY
Gabriella Maria Serra
Monica Lopez de Victoria
Mr. Henry X