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Wed. February 29th 2012
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
ATLAS SOUND, Carnivores , Frank Broyles
Tue. February 28th 2012
Neumos Seattle Washington (All Ages)
ATLAS SOUND, Carnivores , Frankie Broyles
Sat. October 31st 2009
Neumos Seattle Washington (No Minors)
Celebrate Halloween at Neumos: Broadcast, ATLAS SOUND, Selmanaires
Fri. October 30th 2009
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
Broadcast, ATLAS SOUND, Selmanaires
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ATLAS SOUND

from Atlanta Georgia
other sites: blogspot
Unknown - Confirmed: Jan. 30, 2012 (Awaiting Update)
Welcome to Parallax, the third long player from Atlas Sound, the ever expansive solo project from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. Atlas Sound is not a “side-project” but rather a fully fleshed musical landscape chock-full of pop chronicles culled from sci-fi fever dreams and mid century rock . This is perhaps Cox’s best work to date, juxtaposing his modern, sometimes avant, songwriting sensibilities against a backdrop of ambient lonliness and a quiet feeling of desperation. The artwork and photos were done by Mick Rock, the legendary photographer best known for his work with David Bowie. Let the album unfurl slowly, listen repeatedly and it will reveal itself in all its intricate resplendence.

“... a clear indication that his solo creative output is just as richly rewarding as what came before.” - NME
“brilliantly channels spaced-out folk balladry through hazy chamber pop à la Panda Bear or Stereolab.” - Rolling Stone

Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of Deerhunter frontman/provocateur Bradford Cox, so named since 1994, when a sixth-grade Bradford made recordings on a karaoke cassette machine bearing the words ‘Atlas Sound’.

Though it was Cox’s earliest musical incarnation, it wasn’t until 2008 that the first Atlas Sound album emerged, Let The Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannot Feel. The genesis of the record can be traced back to those sixth-grade musical experiments; a time when he discovered through reading a Beck interview that his family’s disused karaoke machine could be used as a rudimentary multi-tracking device. As Cox’s tirelessly updated blog attests, with its caverns of freely available covers, demos and mixtapes, such recording processes are central to his music, colouring the intimate feel of Atlas Sound in a manner more apparent than when writing under the guise of Deerhunter.

If its predecessor was a record of fragile beauty and acute experimentalism that spoke of its bedroom genesis, the second Atlas Sound album, Logos, arrived in 2009 with a far more rooted pop sensibility. Featuring collaborations with Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox and Laetitia Sadler of Stereolab, the album expanded on the often-insular tendencies of the first Atlas Sound record, this time outward gazing and almost sunshine loving in its ebullience. Moving away from piercing introspection and towards a grand pop plateau, Cox managed to translate his music into a more universally engaging form while retaining the intimate charms of the project.

Citing the “ideas that I can’t make work with a five piece rock band” as the basis of his solo material, Cox’s work as Atlas Sound represents a feral and prolific musical voice. With its scorched beauty, stream of consciousness, and wonderfully cohesive pop narrative, Atlas Sound is another outlet for Cox’s relentless creativity, distinctly remaining the product of just one man’s vision.

Atlas Sound have announced the release of new album, Parallax, out on 7th/8th (US) November.

This is perhaps Cox’s best work to date, juxtaposing his modern, sometimes avant, songwriting sensibilities against a backdrop of ambient loneliness and a quiet feeling of desperation.

The artwork and photos come from Mick Rock, the legendary photographer best known for his work with David Bowie.
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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Bradford Cox
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Jan. 30, 2012