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Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Atlas Genius On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” September 1, New Album Out August 28

Atlas Genius will launch their new album, Inanimate Objects, with a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on September 1 and a North American tour to follow. The album, which is the follow-up to the band’s breakthrough debut, When It Was Now, will be released on August 28th by Warner Bros. Records. Pre-order Inanimate Objects HERE

 The Australian band kicks off its U.S. headline run on August 30 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. Fans around the world can watch their September 2 show at House of Blues in San Diego, CA as it is streamed live on Yahoo! Live. Atlas Genius will also be joining Passion Pit on tour, beginning with a show at House of Blues in Dallas on September 6 and including a performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 28th. Tickets are available HERE Рthe shows from Rochester through New York will go on sale this Friday. See below for itinerary.
Atlas Genius has been previewing songs from Inanimate Objects in the lead-up to the album’s release. The lyric video for “A Perfect End” just premiered and can be seen HERE. Consequence of Sound praised the track as “equal parts larger-than-life hooks and important life lessons.” In a recent feature, NDK Magazine observed, “the special quality that makes them stand out among many other bands shines brighter than ever.”
A visualizer for “Molecules,” the euphoric first single, can be viewed HERE. “Friends With Enemies” and “Stockholm”¬†are also streaming. The band, which features¬†brothers¬†Keith and Michael Jeffery, produced Inanimate Objects with¬†Frederik Thaae in Studio City, CA.

Atlas Genius’ 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “spritely, melodic debut album” and featured the Gold-certified hit single “Trojans.” After first being discovered by a slew of blogs, “Trojans” gained momentum online and on the radio. The band was signed to Warner Bros. Records and began 18 months of non-stop touring, including two national headline tours, opening for Imagine Dragons and Silversun Pickups and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Firefly and many others. They also performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show With Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Loring Park – Cultivate Festival
*8/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
* 9/2 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
+9/6 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
+9/9 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
9/12 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion – WEND radio show
9/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre – 95X radio show
*9/15 – Richmond, VA @ The National
*9/16 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
*9/19 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester Music Hall
*9/20 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
*9/23 – Toronto, ON @ Modclub
*9/28 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
*9/29 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
+10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
+10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
10/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater – Alt AZ radio show
+10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
+10/29 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

* headline show
+ opening for Passion Pit
All pertinent links:
Pre-order Inanimate Objects HERE
Purchase tour tickets HERE
Purchase “A Perfect End,” “Molecules,” “Friends With Enemies” and “Stockholm” HERE
Stream/embed “A Perfect End” HERE
Stream/embed “Molecules”¬†HERE
Stream/embed “Friends With Enemies” HERE
Stream/embed “Stockholm” HERE

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