Atlas genius making their way

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Indie rock band, Atlas Genius, from Adelaide, South Australia released their single, “Trojans”, in May 2011 from their debut EP Through the Glass. Peaking at No. 4 on the Billboards Alternative Songs Chart, this Australian group has left countries over-seas wanting more. Their encouraging audiences have allowed them to release their first album When it Was Now available Feb. 19, 2013. The band is made up of only two members: brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery. Keith is the vocalist and guitarist in “Trojan” while Michael is the drummer tying chorus lyrics together with his heartbeat like downbeats. “We had begun to think that music was a pipedream and we had all gone back to university to pursue more realistic careers,” Keith told The message from the song tells about the singer being deeply in love with a woman, and he thought she was the one. When Keith sings, “Oh you’re guarding the gates/ but it all got away,” he means that he was trying to hold onto her love and their relationship, but she left anyway. The Aussie band will be given their chance to show the music industry what they’re going to bring to the table when their tour with famous indie group, Imagine Dragons, starts Feb. 8, 2013.