[twitter style=”vertical” float=”left”] [fbshare type=”button”] [google_plusone size=”standard” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] JamSphere’s choice SONG OF THE WEEK for the week of 27 Feb. – 03 March 2012 is: THE PHOTO ATLAS – MOVE IT DARLING. The Photo Atlas are the young Einsteins of the cacophonous dance party. Their dynamic post-punk tinged dance jams brings any audience to their feet. The group’s music blends the angularity and drive of Fugazi, the gut-punch of At The Drive-In and the infectiousness of The Faint all into one explosive package.
Hard to believe the act is rooted in Denver, CO, far removed from the hip burgeoning scenes of the more familiar musical Meccas. The Photo Atlas came together six years ago, self-releasing the Ways You Once Thought Were A Short Cut EP in the winter of 2004. Their adrenaline packed live shows seduced the ears, eyes and imagination of local Denver club owners.
Over the course of the next year, the band toured across the US, including an opportunity to showcase before music industry executives at the reputable SXSW festival in Austin, TX. It was there where Stolen Transmission Records (based in New York) immediately fell in love with their distinct sound, inked a deal with the band and welcomed The Photo Atlas to their roster in 2007. Stolen Transmission released No, Not Me, Never LP in early 2008. Since then, The Photo Atlas continues to prove their diligence through music.
Their highly acclaimed No, Not Me, Never continues to receive rave reviews and has saturated the college radio market. In 2009 they released an EP To Silently Provoke The Ghost with a four star review in Alternative Press, and in 2010 they released The Friendship EP, and the Romantic Panic Single. They have been touring relentlessly, playing packed clubs to high profile music festivals all across the country.
Currently, they’re writing for their next release, sure to outdo anything they’ve done before, along with getting ready for a sixth trip to SXSW music festival in Austin TX. The Photo Atlas has made it their mission to get their music heard, proving to all that if the music isn’t fun, what’s the point?
At the end of December 2012 our staff will choose the JAMSPHERE “SONG OF THE YEAR” from the 3 songs with the highest number of “Thumbs Up” voting from our readers.
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