Atlas Genius – Trojans

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Australia is constantly churning out great indie groups, and Atlas Genius is no exception. They released their debut LP When It Was Now a couple months back, and just last week put out a cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” that elevates the original. (Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of the original, but I dig their acoustic rendition. Hoping DP has more to offer on their new album that releases next week).

If you’re not already familiar, sample the group’s genius with the infectious tracks “Trojans” and “Symptoms” below.


And for another great cover of the XX, go here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

5/20 Soho Restaurant and Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
5/22 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
5/24 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
5/25 Sasquatch Festival Quincy, WA
5/26 Venue Vancouver, Canada
5/29 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
5/31 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
6/1 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
6/4 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
6/6 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
6/7 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
6/9 3rd & Lindley Nashville, TN
6/11 The Norva Norfolk, VA
6/12 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
6/14 Bayou Cafe Albany, NY
6/15 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/17 Met Cafe Providence, RI
6/18 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
6/19 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
6/20 Wolf Den Uncasville, CT
6/21 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
6/23 The Opera House Toronto, Canada
6/24 Shelter Detroit, MI
6/27 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
7/6 Kelowna’s Waterfront Park Vancouver, Canada
7/10 Ottawa Blues Festival Ottawa, Canada
7/13 Bunbury Music Fest Cincinnati, OH
8/2 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
8/44 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Montreal, Canada
9/20 91X Fest San Diego, CA


So long 2012 – Sydney NYE

Now that I’m back from abroad, I’m amped to finally be sharing my list of stand-out indie tracks from the last year!

In no particular order, below are my top 50 artists and/or tracks of 2012. Since I started blogging midway through the year, some of these artists have been honored with a post prior and some have not. Thus for the sake of diversifying, in some cases the featured track below is not necessarily my favorite but a varying version of the original or new track entirely (but equally adored, obv).

1. Alpine – Hands


2. Little Dragon – Ritual Union


3. Trails & Ways – Border Crosser (Seshen Remix)


4. Air Traffic Controller – You Know Me


5. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold (their cover of Little Dragon’s Ritual Union is a must-listen as well)


6. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing


7. Beat Culture – Useless


8. Tennis – Origins


9. Tanlines – S.A.W.


10. Beach House – Myth


11. Blackbird Blackbird – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)


12. Dems – Down on You (Hannes Fischer Remix)


13. Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know


14. Lord Huron – The Stranger


15. Ellie Goulding – Figure 8 (Alias Mix)


16. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) – Tapes & Money


17. Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune (ft. Christine Hoberg)


18. Wild Belle – It’s Too Late


19. Dirty South & Alesso – City of Dreams


20. Alt-J – Something Good


21. Bumblebeez – Next to You


22. St. Lucia – Closer Than This


23. Crystal Castles – Wrath of God


24. Sky Ferreira – Everything is Embarrassing


25. Ben Howard – The Fear (Moonlight Matters Rework)


26. No Ceremony/// – Feelsolow


27. The 1975 – You


28. Ultraista – Smalltalk


29. The Zolas – Knot In My Heart


30. Southern Shores – New Love


31. Django Django – Default


32. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)


33. Dan Croll – From Nowhere


34. Germany Germany – With You (ft. Kotomi)


35. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (The Knocks Remix)


36. Sun Airway – Close


37. Grimes – Genesis


38. Youth Lagoon – Daydream


39. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)

(Track begins at 3:05)


40. Wild Child – The Tale of You & Me


41. The Naked and Famous – Young Blood


42. Dwntwn – See My Eyes


43. Passion Pit – Take A Walk


44. Beat Connection – Think/Feel (ft. Chelsey Scheffe)


45. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute


46. Years & Years – I Wish I Knew


47. MS MR – Hurricane


48. Kindness – House


49. Hot Chip – How Do You Do (Todd Terje remix)


50. Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter



These tracks also received a considerable amount of air time on my playlist this year.

1. The Xx – Sunset


2. Bloc Party – Truth


3. Cat Power – Ruin


4. Adventure Club – Retro City (Bronze Whale Remix)


5. Panama – It’s Not Over


6. Santigold – Disparate Youth


7. Phebe Starr – Alone With You


8. Viceroy – Chase Us Around – (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix)


9. U-Tern – You Don’t Know Me


10. The Establishment – Love Like This