Posted in music | tour dates on November 23, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - "Terra Incognita" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - "Te Amo" (MP3)

Atlas Sound at Creators Project in October (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Atlas Sound

Bradford Cox released the latest effort under his Atlas Sound moniker, Parallax, on November 8 via 4AD. For someone who seemingly can't stop releasing songs, when Bradford puts out a proper full length, it always comes off as a cohesive piece of work and Parallax is his most focused album yet. It's got a similar overall feel to the dreamier direction Deerhunter took on 2010's excellent Halcyon Digest, but the material is so strong that it hardly sounds repetitive. The flow of the album subtly works in the slower, more ambient cuts to space out the relatively high amount (for an Atlas Sound record) of pop standouts. Like many pop experimentalists before him, Bradford has mastered the art of leaving his own weird touch on even the simplest tune. This comes across most strongly on "Mona Lisa," a re-recording of a track that appeared on his Bedroom Databank collection. The song is carried by the sort of upbeat acoustic guitar rock that Bowie experimented with on Hunky Dory, and Bradford sings with a fragile falsetto that brings to mind Lennon's "#9 Dream." You can stream the entire Parallax album on Spotify and purchase it at the 4AD webstore. You can also grab two MP3s from the album above.

As mentioned, Atlas Sound will be playing in NYC this winter, like he has been doing for the past few years. Earlier today, we mentioned the 12/17 Bell House show, which tickets are on sale for. It has since been announced that another show is happening on December 18 at Bowery Ballroom, which is good news for those who plan on attending our BV Holiday Party with Twin Sister, Widowspeak, and Ava Luna on 12/17 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). Both Atlas Sound shows are with Balkans. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (11/25) at noon.

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Atlas Sound -- 2011 Tour Dates
12/17 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY*
12/18 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
* - w/ Balkans

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Comments (34)

this clown just won't go away

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 4:58 PM

@4:58 you are clearly a fucking idiot

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 6:13 PM

yeah fuck this clown

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 6:27 PM

Hmmm, so hostile. Your loss...

Posted by Ricky99 | November 23, 2011 6:41 PM

so unfortunate looking. lolz

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 6:53 PM

6:53 PM can look in the mirror and comment at the same time. cool

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 7:28 PM

7:28 has no plans tomorrow. he is a lonely soul

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 11:48 PM

I bet he got that hairdo using hummus spray

Posted by Sam | November 24, 2011 2:14 AM

Man, that is one fugly bitch

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 9:56 AM

@9:56am - and you are probably a no-talent, good-looking fratboy - lay off Bradford

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 11:12 AM

A good-looking fratboy who can't sing. Way to plunge that dagger, 11:12.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 11:25 AM

So much hate :(

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 12:51 PM

BC gets enough people licking his asshole, he can stand to have it revealed that he's an insufferable brat who can barely shit on his own

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 2:29 PM

Dude looks like Woody Woodpecker.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 3:00 PM

hi I'm a French DJ from LYON.
My name is DJ GINO
This is my Song :

http://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/remix-by-night-2010/id453611655


See you !

DJ GINO

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 6:56 PM

seriously this guy sucks, saw him at st. cecilia's this year and he sounded like absolute shit, worst show I had seen in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 7:45 PM

@7:45 maybe you got unlucky. every time ive seen atlas sound its been a revelation.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2011 9:00 PM

Living well is the best revenge.

Posted by Regular Reader | November 25, 2011 10:45 AM

awesome guy, awesome show!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 10:39 AM

if living well is the best revenge, then what is living like a friendless paranoid nutcase primadonna?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 11:18 AM

11:12 HAS A CRUSH AS SERIOUS AS BRADFORD'S HAIRSTYLE. HE PROBABLY SPENDS THREE HOURS IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR EVERY DAY, BEFORE LEAVING HIS (PARENTS FUNDED) APARTMENT

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 12:39 PM

those who have shallow and degrading things to say about Bradford are completely irrelevant in every sense of the word.

This is shaping up like a Noel Coward
play. Somebody should go make martinis.....

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 3:56 PM

"revelation" ???

this guy drinks lattes, cashes his parents checks, and shops at the bedford avenue Salvation Army (the only generous thing he does all week long)

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 8:37 PM

Bradford is an insufferable self-aggrandizing drama queen with a huge case of asperger's

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 8:40 PM

He's also got a small caseload of lame fans

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 11:46 PM

nah, the guy is impossible to deal with

ask anyone who's met him

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 12:05 AM

Whats up with the album review? lol saw this guy live was, TOTAL mistake

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 11:04 AM

any one talking shit about him, is most likely a no talent ass clown. typical BV hate shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 1:12 PM

anyone talking shit about him likely knows him

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 1:27 PM

nice voice and oddly really generous with his things, but what a jerk. bullied to the point he's the biggest bully of them all. he behaves like someone on meth. remarkable he doesn't take any. i honestly don't know why the people around him take so much abuse. oh now i remember bc us kids today are taught to put up with all sorts of abuse for a few moments of free food and "fame." but some of those people around him are so kind. it breaks my heart to have witnessed that abuse.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:13 AM

I favor the Te Amo song more for ear candy. Terra Incognita is more a relaxing lay on the grass type of tune.

Also, last time I checked this isn't a fashion blog so I don't really care what he looks like. People hate the ones they love the most.

Posted by ghost | November 28, 2011 4:29 PM

Look at all the twerps getting riled up and defensive when anything negative is posted about this band/man. Yes, idiots and keep doing those little sausage comments as well. At least metal fans handle comments like that better.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:51 AM

that hair is wicked

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 4:01 PM

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