Album Review: Atlas Genius – When It Was Now

At the beginning of the summer 2013, I had the pleasure of seeing two of my favorite bands of the moment, Atlas Genius and Capital Cities. Both have a similar bright indie pop/rock sound and went on to have some of the hottest summer hits. Both bands also gained their popularity through EP’s before giving a full length offering. Accordingly, Atlas Genius’ album When It Was Now feels a bit rushed. You can tell that they essentially just stretched out the EP long enough to make a full album. Although, I personally think they could have given us one better, it is great nonetheless.

Key Tracks: Trojans,” “If So,” “Symptoms,”and “Back Seat”

“If So” and “Back Seat” give you the feeling that these guys are more than just a one-hit-wonder, which they very well could have been. When It Was Now is then appropriately named. Now is the time for these geniuses to play the industry, make their touring dollars, and get back to the studio with proper backing. There is no doubt in my mind that the second full length album from these trend setters will be something truly special. As for this first offering, it served its purpose to deliver us several chart toppers, but lacks the substance of a proper full length.

– Joseph Noga
Account Executive, Education | FirstCom Music

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