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DOWNLOAD: Deerhunter - Carve Your Initials Into the Walls of the Night (mediafire)

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Bradford Cox brings his Atlas Sound project to NYC for a show on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Bell House. tickets are on sale.

It's one of two dates currently booked for the group. The other is a February 26th show in San Francisco.

Over the weekend (12/12), Bradford posted a 2005 Deerhunter CD-R, Carve Your Initials Into the Walls of the Night, as a free download on his blog. He writes: "It features only me and Moses and is very experimental in nature. This was during our "tape phase" when we would often play shows as a duo (or as a trio with colin) playing only tape machines and vocal loops." The recording is linked above. Its tracklist, more info, Bradford's favorite albums of 2009, and tour dates below...

Deerhunter - Carve Your Initials Into the Walls of the Night (2005, Notown Sound)
Tracklist:
1. Bright and Early (8:30)
2. Cicadas (3:56)
3. Rotation (8:03)
4. But I'm A Boy (6:54)
5. Three Dolphins Melting into Orange Wax (4:20)
6. Snow Dogs (2:12)
7. Dogs are Cool (3:41)
8. Homorobotic (3:54)
9. Cordless (2:05)
10. When I Taste Blood (2:53)

Recorded live to 2-track cassette machine at Moses' old house on North Ave & Ponce
"Mastered" at the Old Notown building on my dad's ancient PC using Soundforge,
Scans of all original artwork from the Notown Xerox Machine included.

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Bradford Cox's "Best of 2009" list (via Pitchfork)

1. Privacy: Songs
I was given a test pressing of what I think is one of the most beautiful and haunted records I've ever heard. Only one person, Laurel Knapp, delivering fragmented songs with only a nylon guitar and her voice. I actually wore out the test pressing. It sounds very "alone" and evokes dust, crystal radios, and gin. My favorite thing I have heard all year.

2. Kurt Vile: Childish Prodigy
I just got this and don't know what to say. It is mind-blowing and reminds me of why I started playing music in the first place.

3. Ducktails: Landscapes
Afternoon music I can really get into. Half of it reminds me of this bootleg of Slowdive demos I bought somewhere, but better. The other half reminds me of Casino Versus Japan 4-track demos. I don't mean to compare him [Matthew Mondanile] to other artists, but I hold Casino Versus Japan sacred, and it's very rare someone captures that vibe.

4. Animal Collective: Fall Be Kind EP
I'm sure MPP is the most common no. 1 on everyone's list, but I'll be damned if this EP is not even more refined. Dave [Porter] sent it to me during my battle with pneumonia, and it honestly seemed to have a healing effect. It mixes with medicine well. I'd describe it like having a close friend who has been as sick as you currently are and is telling you, "You will get better." It does sound darker, but it also is somehow uplifting. Only real vessels of energy can manage to do that with music. I'm just being honest.

5. Broadcast and the Focus Group: Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
I honestly did not get this at first. It seemed tossed off. Then I toured with them. I still didn't get it. It seemed like chaos had taken over and killed a pop band. Then halfway through the tour, it suddenly and without explanation made total sense to me. They are doing something new and fucked up. It's not always easy to digest. It has nothing to do with now. It is ritual music. They made something that genuinely challenged me as a listener, and it's been a long time since that's happened. I love them for it.

6. White Rainbow: New Clouds
Everything Adam [Forkner] does I adore. If I could have one person around all the time, it would be him. This record continues his run of great ambient records with his personality embedded in them.

7. Big Star: Keep an Eye on the Sky
Bought this for [Deerhunter guitarist] Lockett [Pundt] on his birthday because he'd been listening to their LPs a lot lately. I had never really "gotten" Big Star. I borrowed it one day and got sorted out.

8. St. Vincent: Actor
I am awe-struck by Annie [Clark] and her raw talent and consistency. She makes me want to try harder and practice more.

9. Neil Young: The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972
Very neat.

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Atlas Sound - 2010 Tour Dates
Wed 02/03/10 The Bell House Brooklyn NY
Fri 02/26/10 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA

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Comments (37)

Bradford is the sexiest man in indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:11 PM

2/4 with neon indian at nyu

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:15 PM

"2/4 with neon indian at nyu"

joke or serious

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:16 PM

serious

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:19 PM

atlas sound, neon indian, and sisters @ NYU on the 4th:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=232255686534

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:27 PM

cool thanks for the info

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 4:51 PM

@4:11, why? becasue he has a genetic diesase and will be dead within 5 years?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 5:02 PM

5:02, that's harsh. You = turd

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 5:07 PM

i can't speak for 4:11, but maybe its because he's the man. you, however, are not very nice.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 5:08 PM

sisters opening that nyu show

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 5:18 PM

5:02 Anon....you must come from a family and circle of friends where everyone is fully healthy and has suffered from no disease, physical/mental abnormalities or sickness. If that's the case that is some great luck and I guess I then could begin to understand why your views and opinion's are so warped and superficial.

If that's not the case than I would love to see you show that comment up there to that person in your family or close friend who doesn't have a completely normal body (and lord knows what your definition of that is) and has some kind of difference or deformity. The internet can be a sick and odd place, like it wouldn't completely floor me if you actually had some kind of disease or weird thing wrong with your body.

Basically i'm just saying your lame and get out of my country.

Posted by Bradford's Pimp | December 14, 2009 6:16 PM

6:16 Anon....you must come from a family and circle of friends where everyone is illiterate, can't read, and has no schooling. If that's the case that is some great luck and I guess I then could begin to understand why your grammar is so terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 6:38 PM

i really wanted to kill that annoying jerk during his "set" at ATP.

Posted by anon | December 14, 2009 7:36 PM

anyone have any idea when the NYU tix go on sale? like...roughly?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 7:49 PM

7:36 Anon... who forced you to watch his "set" at a festival where there are many options at any given time?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 7:54 PM

I heard Logos doesn't sound good in the live rendition he has, not to mention the band members don't seem into the music at all either.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 8:21 PM

6:36 Anon....why would he be lucky to have illiterate and uneducated friends and family? Way to make no sense at all jerk ass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 8:24 PM

8:24 Anon....you must come from a family and circle of friends where everyone is late, can't read clocks, and doesn't understand the concept of time. If that's the case that is some great luck and I guess I then could begin to understand why your ability to read clocks is so terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 9:09 PM

for the NYU show--tickets are not available for the general public before the day of. or, you can find a trusty NYU student who will buy you one.

Posted by lauren | December 14, 2009 9:49 PM

9:09 Anon... You must come from a family and circle of friends where everyone hates each other.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 9:50 PM

According to many studies people with Marfan Syndrome have a near-normal life expectancy. For more information visit the National Marfan Foundation at: http://www.marfan.org/

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 11:46 PM

abraham lincoln had marfan syndrome

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2009 11:51 PM

@11:51 so you're saying that Bradford is going to get assassinated? Real nice, asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2009 12:38 AM

As Bradford has said, it wasn't an issue for Joey Ramone, why should it be for him?

Posted by John | December 15, 2009 8:42 AM

He makes good music...that is all that matters.

Thank you B-RAD-ford

Posted by TXn | December 15, 2009 9:05 AM

so did Robert Johnson (have the syndrome
)

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2009 10:12 AM

Abraham Lincoln had Marfan

Posted by freddie mercury | December 15, 2009 11:11 AM

I have read that they only speculate that Lincoln had the disease. Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2009 11:20 AM

they also say Lincoln was a homo

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2009 12:13 PM

5:02 was commenting on the "He's the sexiest man alive in indie rock" remark @4:11, and her suspected criterion for sexy (i.e.the diseased, likely to die soon rock star), not on fucking Bradford and his disease. Read before you freak

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2009 2:36 PM

I was the only person at a Christmas party this year who knew what marzipan and marfan's syndrome were.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2010 12:03 PM

I heard Logos doesn't sound good in the live rendition he has, not to mention the band members don't seem into the music at all either.
^^
not true. he was great at the bell house last nite...

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 10:21 AM

He is really a great performer! I really wish that I could see him perform live on stage.

Posted by gas boiler | June 14, 2010 4:01 AM

thiss vere nicee

Posted by شات | August 23, 2010 11:42 PM

they also say Lincoln was a homo

Posted by شات كتابي | October 1, 2010 3:44 PM

they also say Lincoln was a homo


Posted by شات | November 12, 2010 11:11 AM

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