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Check Out the New Single From Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius Releases Stockholm

Atlas Genius Release New Song, “Stockholm” in advance of their second album.

The Australian Alt-rockers who exploded on the scene two years ago with their addictive hits “Trojans” and “If So” are about to release their second full-length release Inanimate Objects on August 31st. In the meantime, they’ve gifted us with this free preview of their next single “Stockholm.”
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Atlas Genius Kicks off Two Great Weeks of Rock


Atlas Genius Show Preview

This fall has gotten off to a slow start in Orlando, but with the forthcoming arrival of one of today’s hottest new rock acts, that’s about to take a nice change for the better. Atlas Genius, the talented group out of Australia, rides the success of their huge recent hits “If So” and “Trojans” to what will surely be a packed house at House of Blues this Friday, October 18th.

Atlas Genius - Photo Credit: Jonathan Levine
Atlas Genius – Photo Credit: Jonathan Levine

The band is touring in support of their recent debut full-length release When It Was Now, which brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced in a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. “Trojans” was a Top 3 Modern Rock/Top 10 radio hit and spent an entire year on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, selling nearly 300,000 tracks in the US alone. It’s a superbly well-written song, and as a testament has already been creatively covered by talented American rockers Blondefire.

To get you in the mood, check out the band’s latest single “Symptoms,” which just might be their best yet: Symptoms on Youtube.

Atlas Genius are currently in the middle of their first ever headlining tour; a run that kicked off with two sold out shows in one of our favorite East Coast venues, New York’s Bowery Ballroom. American Indie rockers, Family of the Year will be opening the show. Tickets are still available for the Orlando show, so take our recommendation and take advantage of this opportunity to see a talented band in a cozy comfortable venue. Looks like we might not be able to make it there to cover the show, so we look forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing your photos afterwords.  Make sure you Tweet them to us @rarasfarm

The Atlas Genius show kicks off a few killer weeks of Alt-Rock shows in The City Beautiful; a run of top-notch shows that also includes Papa Roach, Finch, All Time Low, Story of the Year and Matt Nathanson, not to mention rock legends Alice Cooper and Nine Inch Nails. Check out our full calendar here: Orlando Rock Calendar.

Rock On!
Cretin


Orlando October Rock Calendar


Orlando Rock Concert Calendar

Welcome to Rocktober – another nice mix of rock shows across the region this month.  Some killer hard rock featuring some huge acts at big venues.  Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, A Day To Remember and more.  Check their shows out below…

Orlando

10/01 – Sick Puppies, Redlight King and Charming Liars, House of Blues.

10/04 – Saves The Day, The Social

10/05 – City and Colour, House of Blues

10/06 – Eve 6, The Social
10/06 – Black Taxi, Will’s Pub

10/08 – Portugal The Man with Crystal Fighters, House of Blues
10/08 – Sigur Ros, CFE Arena

10/09 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Beacham

10/10 – The English Beat, Plaza Live Orlando

10/13 – Hinder with Candlebox and Devour the Day, House of Blues
10/13 – Voodoo Glow Skulls, Will’s Pub

10/16 – Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones, Amway Center. A killer doble bill at the Big House.

10/18 – Atlas Genius, House of Blues

10/19 – Matt Nathanson, House of Blues
10/19 – They Might Be Giants, Orange County Convention Center

10/20 – Finch, The Beacham

10/24 – A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil and The Wonder Years, CFE Arena. This line-up is a guaranteed night to remember.

10/25 – WJRR Halloweenie Roast: Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine and more, CFE Arena. Second consecutive day of great rock on the campus of UCF.

10/26 – Kix, Radisson Center (Cape Canaveral)

10/29 – Barenaked Ladies, Hard Rock Live

10/30 – John Fogerty, Hard Rock Live. He was a last-minute fill-in for Fun. at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and blew the crowd away.
10/30 – Story of the Year, Hawthorne heights and more, The Beacham

10/31 – Nine Inch Nails with Gary Numan, Amway Center. Just an amazing way to spend Halloween.

 

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Blondfire Where the Kids Are EP Review


Blondfire’s Where the Kids Are EP Review

As far as sneak previews go, this one is quite enthralling.

Blondfire is a talented brother-sister combination from Los Angeles by way of Michigan who recently released the attention-grabbing Where the Kids Are. The EP is an advance preview of their Modern Art/Warner Bros. Records debut, Young Heart, and deftly spotlights the tremendous talent of siblings Bruce and Erica Driscoll, and certainly whets our appetite for the full release later this year.

Blondfire Where the Kids Are EP Cover
Blondfire Where the Kids Are EP Cover

The children of musically inclined parents of Brazilian-American descent, the Driscolls have been writing, producing and performing their own music for years. As we see on this EP, they’ve mastered the art.  Erica Driscoll plays keyboards and guitars while her brother Bruce drives the scintillating beats.  The music is original and pure catchy pop, but, it’s Erica’s vocals that dominate the EP.  Her voice is engaging, hypnotic and absolutely addictive.

The EP offers a nice cross-section of the duo’s abilities, highlighted by the perfect summertime rocker “Waves.”  This track grabs your attention from the opening guitar riff and keeps you hooked throughout.  Erica’s vocals are sweet and pretty (can you say that on a rock record), but offer a subtle edge that is captivating, and that meshes perfectly with the hypnotic music.  It’s a sure-fire hit guaranteed to be one of the tunes that defines the summer of 2013.

The title track, “Where the Kids Are” is another excellent song and one that deservedly saw plenty of airplay on Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation.  It’s a bit of a darker sound featuring nice drums from Bruce Driscoll, and dominated by Erica’s keyboard lines.

The other two tracks are solid. Bruce contributes prominent background vocals to the catchy “Hide and Seek,” and “Walking With Giants” hearkens  back nice eighties flash backs, where Erica conjures up sweet memories of the talented Teri Nunn. There’s also a fifth track that I’ve seen floating around, which is killer remake of Atlas Genius’ hit single “Trojans.”

If you haven’t already done it, grab the EP below to hold you over until the full album is released.

Rock On!
Cretin