Atlas Genius Sign to WBR; EP Released Today, 6/12
The Adelaide, Australia-based indie band has since signed with Warner Bros. Records, which will release its debut EP, Through The Glass, today, June 12. The three-song collection will include Atlas Genius' breakout hit "Trojans," which had sold more than 45,000 downloads in the U.S. alone before the band was even signed. The band members are currently at work in their home studio on their full-length debut, which is due out this fall. U.S. tour dates will be announced soon.
The band wasn't in a rush to sign with a record label. In fact, it wasn't until about a month after the Neon Gold blog post that they even realized that Atlas Genius' inbox was full of inquiries fromlabels, publishers, lawyers, booking agents and management companies.
"We had begun to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers," recalls vocalist/guitarist Keith. Buoyed by the outpouring of interest, the three brothers - Keith, Steven and Michael Jeffrey - quickly got back to writing and recording more songs.
"Trojans" was named an iTunes "Single of the Week" in Australia and New Zealand. "Trojans" spent four consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the listener-generated Alt-18 countdown of SiriusXM's Alt-Nation while single sales skyrocketed past 45,000 and an acoustic video of "Trojans" premiered on MTV2 and the home pages of MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hive and MTV Buzzworthy. Finally, after months of communicating with numerous record labels via Skype, Atlas Genius came to the U.S. in February 2012 for meetings and, ultimately, they chose to sign with Warner Bros. Records.