Artist Profile | WORLD ATLAS

WORLD ATLAS
location: brooklyn, new york
label: Magic Marker Records

Brooklyn band World Atlas started in 2006 as a handful of four-track bedroom demos, sketches of songs mirroring stories afforded by the city. The idea culminated in a full ensemble including guest member Fred Thomas of Saturday Looks Good to Me on guitar and The Umbrella Girls, who often serve as the group’s hand clappers, back-up singers and tambourine shakers. Their first self-titled EP is a pop atlas steeped in nostalgia and allegory that exudes an aesthetic of a library of weathered books, stolen glances and faded colors. Their instrumentation includes vibraphone, organ, shakers, trumpet and string arrangements taking the music beyond the pop confines of drums, bass and guitar. Infused with boy / girl harmonies and countermelodies the resulting songs depict both innocence and experience. World Atlas fit comfortably into the orchestral pop genre and also draw on earlier pop influences like Donovan, The Smiths, The Velvet Underground and French YéYé.Their first EP is out on Magic Marker Records March 9, 2010 and work on a full length is underway.

mp3: The Winter Stories

more info: http://www.myspace.com/theworldatlas

PERFORMING SATURDAY May 22nd @ THE BELL HOUSE

http://www.nycpopfest.org

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