Posted in music on February 24, 2008

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Atlas Sound (by Tim Schaar for localcut)
Atlas Sound

Bradford Cox's mostly-acclaimed new band Atlas Sound played their almost-first NYC show at Mercury Lounge last night (Feb 23, 2008). I say "almost-first" because I know Bradford played at least one solo show as Atlas Sound at a Fader party during CMJ in 2007.

BV contributor Nick Masi was there last night, and said Atlas Sound took the stage around midnight. Bradford began the show by apologizing - he said the transmission blew on their van, they were cranky, having a bad day, and that they might not sound that good. He also said sorry for not wearing a dress or being covered in blood, and separately pointed out how happy he was with the newly-purchased, orange Uniqlo cardigan he was wearing.

Despite all the negatives, Bradford did actually seem in good spirits and the band proceeded to play a set of atmospheric songs which were mostly off the new album Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel. Nick also thinks there was at least one cover and/or internet-only song in the encore. Someone in the crowd requested the Jay Reatard cover he posted on his blog, but he couldn't remember how to play it. For that he started apologizing again until others in the crowd told him it was okay. Someone else yelled out "genius" at one point, and that basically sums up how Nick felt as he was walking home from the show (two 7"'s and a new t-shirt in hand). He said not to miss tonight's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, especially if you have the ability to Tivo the Oscars.

For more Atlas Sound, check out a the video interview Prefix did below....

more tour dates HERE.

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Comments (16)

that photo is by Tim Schaar, localcut is just a blog that used the photo! see you there!!!

Posted by adam Forkner | February 24, 2008 2:04 PM

really enjoying the new album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 2:19 PM

Good show but they didn't play any covers. It was all stuff from the record and they finished with a song from one of the internet EPs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 2:21 PM

If you don't have tivo, is their show worth missing The Oscars for?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 2:59 PM

c'mon. the jonas brothers are worth missing the oscars for.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 3:06 PM

E: "Requiem For All The Lonely Teenagers With Passed Out Moms"

Posted by marc h. | February 24, 2008 3:14 PM

Genius?????? Ummmm ugh. The record is good...nothing earth shattering or deserving of the genius tag. Nick Masi is a doof.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 3:21 PM

nick masi may be a doof, but bradford does not want to be aloof.

Posted by lyrical gangsta | February 24, 2008 3:43 PM

What...Atlas Sound didn't "kill it" like everyone else seems to?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 4:26 PM

oh, they killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 4:29 PM

anyone know iftonights mhow show is sold out?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 5:09 PM

Set list on Saturday:

Cold As Ice
Bite Marks
Recent Bedroom
Ativan
Quarantined
River Card
Scraping Past
Winter Vacation
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Requiem

http://flickr.com/photos/94835996@N00/2290474944/

Posted by Eduardo Osorio | February 25, 2008 3:33 AM

it does not sound good.

Posted by ronald | February 26, 2008 8:47 AM

atlas sound was phenomenal at the MHOW - much better than they even were at the merc!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:03 AM

"The last time I sweated was in grade eight," he mused to a crowd that looked to be comprised mostly of vinyl collectors. "Will you write about it? Will you put it on your blog? It would mean a lot to me."

Posted by written | February 29, 2008 8:03 PM

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