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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 Meon guitar and The Umbrella Girls, who often serve as the groupís 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 Undergroundand French YťYť. The band are set to release their first EP on Magic Marker Records in March 2010 and work on a full-length album is underway.


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all girl summer fun band | benji cossa | boat | boy crazy | dear nora | for ex-lovers only | fred thomas | free loan investments | galactic heroes | gold-bears | heikki | hello seahorse! | kissing book | lunchbox | minisnap | plastic mastery | the bats | the best friends group | the bridal shop | the faintest ideas | the faintest ideas | the faintest ideas | the gazetteers | the manhattan love suicides | the owls | tullycraft | vehicle flips | voxtrot | wake the president | walker kong | world atlas

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