Led by vocalist Elijah Jones, the Constellations specialize in eclectic, rhythmic electro-rock that recalls the sounds of Beck, Gnarls Barkley, and the Heavy.
The Atlanta-based collective features a rotating lineup of local pop, hip-hop, and rock musicians, several of whom -- including Cee-Lo and rapper Asher Roth -- contributed to the band’s debut album, Southern Gothic. With Jones calling the shots and Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen behind the boards, Southern Gothic was recorded in 2008 and released by Allen’s own label, Make Records Not Bombs. The Constellations reissued the album two years later, this time with the support of EMI. In 2012, the Constellations returned with their sophomore effort, Do It for Free, featuring the single "Right Where I Belong." ~ Andrew Leahey