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Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound is the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. Given that Deerhunter's take on indie rock is already plenty psychedelic, you might expect Atlas Sound to be either skeletal home recordings or something really freaky. Actually, it's sort of both, and neither. Based on stream-of-consciousness composition and lo-fi studio experimentation, Atlas Sound offers a strange -- if only because it works so well -- fusion of Cox's many musical loves: '60s pop, ambient loops, garage rock and even minimal techno. Atlas Sound's first album, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel appeared in 2008 on Kranky, home also to Deerhunter. In 2009, 4AD released Logos, a more song-oriented effort featuring contributions from Animal Collective's Noah Lennox and Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier.

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  • Live at The Fader

    Atlas Sound

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 33 min

    Atlas Sound is the solo project of Bradford Cox, the striking and eccentric vocalist for experimental indie rocker act Deerhunter. Cox was born in 1982 in Athens, Georgia, a town whose burgeoning music scene greatly influenced the singer. He identified with the B-52's while growing up, particularly the late Ricky Wilson, and co-founded Deerhunter with drummer/keyboardist Moses Archuleta in 2001.Headlining Friday's edition of the FADER Sideshow, Cox whipped up a relaxing collage of terrestrial vocals and hypnotic Fender guitar, all flowing handsomely through miles of metal boxes and twisted wires. Though his output is organic at its source, Cox guides his music by higher powered, synthetic undercurrents, creating something that is both empowering and otherworldly.
     
     

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