Posted in music | tour dates on November 30, 2010

Bradford with Deerhunter at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Deerhunter

"Left with huge amounts of material which [would] never leave his bedroom, Bradford Cox decided to simply release the tracks on his blog. Containing early versions of well known tracks, total rarities and covers the download series was a treasure trove for fans.

However... Sony weren't pleased. Sending the songwriter a stern 'cease and desist' order the label demanded that Bradford Cox take down almost every track from the download series.

Infuriated, Bradford Cox complied with the order then simply re-loaded them.... "Apparently Sony Music Owns my bedroom," he complained. "I am re-uploading the files now."

A bizarre case, which just took a rather pleasing twist. Bradford Cox recently received an apology from the label, which has admitted that it was in the wrong... "The Bradford Cox tracks were mistakenly removed. We advised Mediafire that the titles were mistakenly taken down. We have communicated all of this to Bradford Cox and his manager." -[ClashMusic]

Atlas Sound plays the NYC area twice SOON: 12/10 at Maxwell's and 12/11 at The Bell House. Bradford can also be found at at The Echo in LA on 12/3, and that's it for now - three shows total, though Deerhunter has some dates coming up in Japan and Australia.

All dates and a couple of recent videos below...

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Atlas Sound - Mona Lisa - (Original version) - Bedroom Databank Vol. 3

Atlas Sound - Spectre - Bedroom Databank Vol. #4 - 2010

Atlas Sound - 2010 Tour Dates
12/03/10 Echo Los Angeles, CA
12/10/10 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
12/11/10 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY

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Deerhunter - 2011 Tour Dates
01/21/11 Club Quattro Nagoya Japan
01/22/11 JUNUS Osaka Japan
01/23/11 Shibuya O-East Tokyo Japan
01/26/11 The Wall Taipei Taiwan
01/31/11 Laneway Festival Auckland New Zealand
02/04/11 Laneway Festival Brisbane Australia
02/05/11 Laneway Festival Melbourne Australia
02/06/11 Laneway Festival Sydney Australia
02/11/11 Laneway Festival Adelaide Australia
02/12/11 Laneway Festival Perth Australia

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Comments (13)

i thought i read somwhere that neither 4AD or Kranky are under Sony... what exactly did they have to do with this

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 2:48 PM

I think the quoted article referred to Sony as "his label", but that is actually wrong. Sony was just the ones doing the ceasing and desisting

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 30, 2010 2:58 PM

Is it me, or does it seem that a lot of bands are playing both the Bell House & Maxwells? Atlas Sound, Burma, Roky, etc. Is Todd booking the Bell House now as well?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 2:59 PM

yeah I know, but I can't gather why specifically Sony wanted them taken down if neither of his labels are owned by Sony

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:01 PM

"Wheel's on Fire" is a Bob Dylan song, he is on Sony, hence the takedown

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:06 PM

^ah, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:07 PM

"Is it me, or does it seem that a lot of bands are playing both the Bell House & Maxwells? Atlas Sound, Burma, Roky, etc. Is Todd booking the Bell House now as well?"

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/07/maxwells_booker_1.html

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:12 PM

but the bob dylan cover was on vol #1 which was the only one that sony didnt have taken down i guess?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:14 PM

f*ck Sony- down with major label nazi bullshit. down with crap music. do not support Sony

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:37 PM

and you know the Sony yearly layoffs are just around the corner

Posted by louie | November 30, 2010 3:41 PM

I had a pair of Sony headphones that were really nice, and durable too. But they did eventually break from the hummus incident of 2006.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 3:58 PM

sony say untouched $$$ and jumped at an oppurtunity

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:17 PM

sony rapes creativity - don't believe their front page itunes hype

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:03 PM

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