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Atlanta, United States

Dubbed an Atlanta supergroup by locals, The Constellations officially formed when vocalist Elijah Jones teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) to create Southern Gothic. Jones and Allen tossed ideas around for two years before finally recording. Now the band and its ever-changing line-up of Atlanta musicians is playing sold out shows in Atlanta’s most popular venues, from the Earl, Star Bar, Lenny’s, the Drunken Unicorn, and even Athens’ the 40 Watt.

Recorded at Maze Studios, Southern Gothic (?Make Records Not Bombs?, 2008) is a meandering tour of the underbelly of Atlanta, lead by Jones’ gruff delivery and parabolic lyrics. Lush production invokes the muscular rhythms of ‘70s Fela Kuti, the propelling pop sensibility of the Gorillaz and the vocals of a modern-day Tom Waits. Cee Lo of Gnarls Barkley and newly signed SRC artist Asher Roth are featured on the album, with a revision of Tom Waits’ “Step Right Up” as a centerpiece. Also on the album are Atlanta musicians Brand Hagen (Trances Arc) and Julian Dorio (The Whigs). The Constellations live show consists of a five-man band backing Jones’ trademark vocals and persona: James Arnold, Ryan Davis, Jamie Gordon, Wes Hoffman and Jason Nackers (Second Shift). A crowd-pleasing, all-girl “Clap Squad” covers back-up vocals and completes the spectacle. The band plays locally monthly and will begin touring nationally this summer.

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  • SunSearcher

    so good. <3

    21 Feb 7:25am Reply
  • bobo9390

    saw them at Warped last year. Awesome show.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ThePolya

    ooohhh yeaaahh! thanx ^.^

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • alvaro37270

    FELICIIAA lml

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Paradokkusu

    HOUSE *-* 08X01

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • A1enochka

    !! аааа классные дядьки.

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • HSFTermi

    hmmm fuck it im listening to constellation and its auto corectet to the constellation...that sucks...shity autocorection

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • japanesecars

    Actually heard this in Horrible Bosses, haha. I heard Perfect Day and I just had to look these guys up, they're great.

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • conman1517

    Never heard of you guys until the Minus the Bear concert in Greenville, SC a couple weeks ago. You guys were INSANE! So much energy on stage, which made it for an amazing night of music. Thank you Constellations!!! trainer_zep, I completely agree! Elijah talked with me and my friends for 30 minutes after the show outside. He's the chillest and most appreciative dude you'll ever meet, hands down

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • trainer_zep

    ps. elijah you da man!

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • trainer_zep

    rocked the freakin house! saw you guys live in charleston and i had a blast. keep fighting the good fight!

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • rosemonstre

    Felicia!

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • ScuderiaDaniel

    CHUCK

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KenConroy

    too much fun.

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • toggr1

    december :DD

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LucifereZ

    Shame on you wilson she was hot !

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Acuvi

    :D

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • AleksGolanka

    Even more amazing live! They're going to be a huge band

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • poriluk

    Chuck <3 [2]

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • 161581

    Saw them open for Electric Six last night- SO MUCH FUN live. Seriously, ridiculous.

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
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