March 15, 2013


Have You Heard Atlas Genius Cover the xx's "Islands"? You Should

Aussie indie rock group Atlas Genius just released their debut album, When It Was Now, last month. Their debut single, "Trojans," has already garnered over a million views on YouTube, and it peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Score.

The electronic-tinged rock should definitely earn a spot on your road trip playlist, but before you do that, check out their cover of the xx's haunting "Islands." Lead vocalist and guitarist Keith Jeffery strips down the song for an acoustic version of the hit, reminding us not only of what a great f-cking song "Islands" is, but also what a great f-cking voice this guy has. Enjoy.