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Atlas Sound @ South Street Seaport - July 25, 2008 (by Tear-n Tan)
Atlas Sound

One might not think South Street Seaport's outdoor Mall food court vibe would be the best place to see an Atlas Sound show. Truth is Bradford Cox's loopy lo-fi psych-pop is probably better suited for a black light lite basement, or on headphones in your bedroom high on Nyquil. However, somehow, Bradford was able to translate the warmth of Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel for a crowd of screwed up kids, post-work partiers, middle aged couples, khaki clad tourists, and, yep, a few hipsters. [Chocolate Bobka]
Bradford then played a set of songs with Avey Tare of Animal Collective at Bowery Ballroom the next night (July 26, 2008). They called themselves Harmony Club. I don't have a picture of that, but I do have one of Bradford & Geologist on stage together at this summer's Primavera Sound festival:

Bradford Cox & Geologist @ Primavera Sound 2008 (Kate Pedatella)
Bradford & Geologist

Bradford's next NYC show is this Sunday, August 3rd at McCarren Pool. He'll be a member of Deerhunter at that show. King Khan & The Shrines and Black Lips (and Sic Alps?? and/or Tall Firs??) are also on that bill. Atlas Sound's next NYC show is October 2nd at Irving Plaza with Stereolab who Atlas Sound are also playing a bunch of other shows with. Exact dates, and a Seaport video, below...

CS & AS @ South Street Seaport

Atlas Sound - 2008 Tour Dates
Sat 09/20 - Detroit Bar Costa Mesa CA *
Sun 09/21 - The Glass House Pomona CA *
Wed 09/24 - La Zona Rosa Austin TX *
Fri 09/26 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA *
Sat 09/27 - 40 Watt Club Athens GA *
Mon 09/29 - Cats Cradle Carrboro NC *
Tue 09/30 - 9:30 Club Washington DC *
Wed 10/01 - The Trocadero Theater Philadelphia PA *
Thu 10/02 - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza New York NY *

* w/ Stereolab

Deerhunter - 2008 Tour Dates
Thu 07/31 - The Village Tavern Mt. Pleasant SC w/ All The Saints
Fri 08/01 - The Boot Norfolk VA w/ All The Saints
Sun 08/03 - McCarren Park Pool Brooklyn NY
Tue 08/05 - Air Canada Centre Toronto ON w/ Nine Inch Nails
Wed 08/06 - Big Orbit's Soundlab Buffalo NY
Thu 08/07 - Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville CT w/ Nine Inch Nails
Fri 08/08 - DCU Center Worcester MA w/ Nine Inch Nails
Sat 08/09 - The Sugar Tank Lancaster PA w/ Fiasco
Sun 08/10 - Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh PA w/ Harangue
Mon 08/11 - 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown WV
Tue 08/12 - Knoxville Civic Coliseum Knoxville TN w/ Nine Inch Nails
Wed 08/13 - Gwinnett Arena Atlanta GA w/ Nine Inch Nails
Tue 09/02 - Red Rock Pavillion Morrison CO w/ Nine Inch Nails
Wed 09/03 - E Center Salt Lake City UT w/ Nine Inch Nails
Fri 09/05 - Oracle Arena Oakland CA w/ Nine Inch Nails
Sat 09/06 - The Forum Inglewood CA w/ Nine Inch Nails

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Comments (42)

ahhh fuck this idiot AGAIN??

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 6:34 PM

i used to think that...but then i listened to his music...dude is actually talented.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 6:44 PM

^^
BULLSHIT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:03 PM

so is this only for the first of the nyc stereolab shows? they still have "main support tba" on their website for all the nyc dates.

Posted by jp | July 30, 2008 7:07 PM

"BULLSHIT!"

relax. then go away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:12 PM

"so is this only for the first of the nyc stereolab shows? "

Atlas Sound is only opening one of the NYC shows. correct.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:16 PM

Is Sic Alps really playing the Pool? Pissed I was out of town for their Union Pool show, been loving "a long way around to a shortcut."

Posted by McG | July 30, 2008 7:19 PM

stereolab are back already??

can't a band stay broken up for ten years these days. fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:27 PM

that video is horrible, but atlas sound was great, as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:50 PM

Tall Firs are definitely playing McCarren Pool on Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:57 PM

EAT A SANDWICHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:57 PM

YA SRSLY

I bet the fat cat they just found in Jersey weighs more than him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 8:06 PM

bradford is a name dropping star fucker.


I like his music though

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 8:06 PM

HEY!!! I'M NOT FAT!!! I'M BIG BONED!!!

Posted by Eric Cartcat | July 30, 2008 8:13 PM

creepy!

Posted by Waffle | July 30, 2008 11:34 PM

What time does Daft Punk get Marfan's?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 2:14 AM

what stupid comments.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 2:30 AM

stereolab never broke up.
bradford cox is not remotely good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 8:26 AM

ok I hope you stay home on sunday or go to some old folks show by someone who was great in 1971.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 8:46 AM

haha, shitty camera work, although sound was pretty good. dude wtf are you doing taping a support pole?

the crowd was loose enough that anyone wanting to could have been front and center for this show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 8:48 AM

Bradford Cox is cachectic! this dude needs a feeding tube for some parenteral nutrition.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 9:05 AM

yeah, bradford should hang out with james murphy, maybe he'll gain some weight

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 9:07 AM

is it too early to discuss what time we're gonna go down to the pool on sunday or we keeping it to ourselves?

I expected this to be the biggest crowd of the year, before I saw MGMT last weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 9:22 AM

that vid is hilarious. the editing is masterful between the long shots of musicians and the trippy effects of crowd shots, overall id rate it 7/10

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 10:36 AM

i doubt the pool will be nearly as full. deerhunter have hype but they're not omg totally danceable like mgmt. they are a bit farther from the center of the hipster nexus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 10:41 AM

well I would figure this line up of bands as is would prob sell out 600 cap, maybe even a midsize 2000 would be close to sell out, so if you use 10x multiplier effect for people who will go because its a free show, Id say anywhere from 6 to 10 thousand people want to see this show. So its pretty certain it will hit capacity at some point during the day.

Only question is what time do you have to show,
and is everyone gonna cut the line like we said we would or what?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 10:45 AM

WTF is wrong with you morons. Bradford has Marfan syndrome. Its not that he's just skinny. sickos

Posted by Jon | July 31, 2008 11:04 AM

how to be deerhunter in four easy steps:

1. get a guitar-don't worry about tuning it.
2. flanger, check; delay, check
3. turn both the volume and gain to 11 on your amp.
4. slur something indecipherable into the mic.

congratulations, you've just created the most undeservedly hyped band of all time...

oh excuse me, i take that back. tied with no age.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 11:07 AM

"how to be deerhunter in four easy steps:

1. get a guitar-don't worry about tuning it.
2. flanger, check; delay, check
3. turn both the volume and gain to 11 on your amp.
4. slur something indecipherable into the mic.

congratulations, you've just created the most undeservedly hyped band of all time...

oh excuse me, i take that back. tied with no age."

What are you waiting for? Get in band! You'll get laid almost every night, and you won't have to be posting on BV!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 11:37 AM

yeah I really dont know what that dude is talking about few posts above, Bradford is a really talented vocalist/musician and if your ears cant hear it you have some strange taste in music. are you the same person who always says negative things about Dan Deacon too?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 11:41 AM

people with Marfan's can be plump. get Bradford some Ensure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 12:09 PM

"1. get a guitar-don't worry about tuning it."

This is pretty retarded. By this logic, Sonic Youth is undeservedly hyped. I don't understand the Deerhunter hate, they're more interesting than a fuckload of bands people jizz over on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 12:17 PM

bradford = toxi avenger pre accient

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 12:30 PM

Last song he played at the Seaport was really good. He has a new Atlas Sound ready already!

Posted by Eduardo | July 31, 2008 12:59 PM

My only objection is that Atlas Hunter is by no means, even remotely, "out there." They sound no more extreme than the Cure did, twenty years ago. Yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 2:00 PM

i doubt the pool will be nearly as full. deerhunter have hype but they're not omg totally danceable like mgmt. they are a bit farther from the center of the hipster nexus.

uhh, have you seen MGMT live? I'm guessing not.

Posted by Travis | July 31, 2008 2:38 PM

i saw them last week at the pool though from outside the fence, if youre talking to me. Im the guy who got featured on that other blog, they accused me of being on mgmt street team.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 3:30 PM

Atlas Sound makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 4:01 PM

i'm not trying to rip on you, i'm just saying that MGMT is not a dancy band live.

Posted by Travis | July 31, 2008 4:40 PM

i'm just saying deerhunter is not even remotely good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 5:54 PM

They make good songs, and they know their way around the indie rock map.. Not 'experimental' at all but then again most experimental music isn't especially enjoyable to listen to anyway. If it's such an easy formula to replicate, then get to it and I'll be looking out for your bands achieving a similiar level of attention and discussion in a few months, multiple anonymous posters.

Posted by Richie | August 1, 2008 6:26 AM

he's no vivian girl

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:40 PM

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