Down Under

by (@unclegrambo)

Video Premiere: Atlas Genius, “Trojans”

2012 has been a good year for artists from Down Under, perhaps the best since the tidal wave of the mid- to late-Eighties that brought bands like INXS, Midnight Oil, and Crowded House great success here on these shores. This year, Antipodean acts like Gotye, Kimbra, and San Cisco have each made an impact, and now it’s shaping up to be Atlas Genius‘ turn.

VH1 Tuner is excited to debut the music video for “Trojans,” the first single off the Australian group’s Through The Glass EP. Released in Australia back in 2011 but only making a splash here now in late 2012, this Atlas Genius track has been slowly climbing Billboard‘s Alternative charts for months now, due in large part to its crazy catchy guitar riff. The song’s subject matter is, thankfully, not about condoms, but rather about the damage inflicted on the song’s protagonist after a particularly difficult breakup. Between this and Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” it seems like Aussies have cornered the market on breakup songs this year.

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