Posted in music | pictures on December 21, 2011

photos by Natasha Ryan

Atlas Sound @ Bowery Ballroom
Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound (aka Bradford Cox) played his annual winter shows in NYC this past weekend at The Bell House on Saturday (12/17) and Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (12/18) where he he played most of the recently released Parallax, a few older cuts and a Christmas song called "Artificial Snow."

NYCTaper was there and you can download the complete show at his site. He wrote:

What elevated this Bowery show above the rest was not just the final polish on a finished and released album, but the near flawless level of proficiency with which Bradford performed. The Parallax numbers (nine of the twelve songs were played) were stretched out and allowed to breath, while Bradford developed looping tracks that were faithful to the album's theme.
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Bradford recently gave us his list of his ten favorite albums of 2011 and 20 older songs that he's been into over the past year. Check that list out, along with more pics, videos, and the setlist from the Bowery Ballroom show, below...

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Bradford Cox's 2011 Lists:

top ten albums:
1. crystal stilts - in love with oblivion / radiant door ep
2. destroyer - kaputt
3. frank broyles solo tour cd-r
4. black lips - arabia mountain
5. eleanor friedburger - last summer
6. kurt vile - smoke ring for my halo
7. girls - father, son, holy ghost
8. war on drugs - slave ambient
9. lower dens - 'batman b/w dear baby betty' single
10. radiohead - king of limbs

older songs i have listened to more than anything else this year:
1. roxy music - for your pleasure
2. ricky nelson - poor little fool
3. elizabeth cotten - when i get home
4. glass candy - lady from the black lagoon
5. incredible string band -koeeoadidi there
6, lou reed - coney island baby
7. t. rex - cosmic dancer
8. bob dylan - just like a woman (live 1966 royal albert hall version)
9. ramones - i wanna be well
10. talking heads - i'm not in love
11. wire - used to
12. lou reed - perfect day
13. ron holden - love you so
14. the individuals - i really do
15. laurie spiegel - old wave
16. amelita galli-curci - crepescule
17. throbbing gristle - distant dreams pt. 2
18. velvet underground - over you
19. everly brothers - love hurts
20. seeds - can't seem to make you mine
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PICS FROM BOWERY BALLROM:

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Carnivores

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

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Atlas Sound - "Mona Lisa" at Bowery Ballroom 12/18/11

Atlas Sound - "Parallax" at Bowery Ballroom 12/18/11

Atlas Sound - "Terra Incognita" at Bowery Ballroom 12/18/11

Atlas Sound - Bowery Ballroom 12/18 Setlist:
Parallax
The Shakes
Te Amo
Walkabout
Amplifiers
Recent Bedroom
Modern Aquatic Nightsongs
Mona Lisa
Angel Is Broken
Terra Incognita
Nite Bike

Encore:
Artificial Snow
Flagstaff
Attic Lights

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Atlas Sound Tour Dates
Sat 02/18/12 Club Metro Kyoto Kyoto
Sun 02/19/12 Ebisu Garden Hall Tokyo JP

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Comments (34)

Is there anything better than a guy in a cat sweater playing a theremin.

Posted by a | December 21, 2011 5:22 PM

No guy in a cat sweater playing a theremin?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:39 PM

had tickets for The Bell House and couldn't go - stupid virus!! :(

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:43 PM

I love Bradford, but that hairdo is a travesty.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:48 PM

he looks cold

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:55 PM

Great photos, especially the headlining one of Cox.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:06 PM

If this guy had a dick...would you suck it?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:09 PM

Pete Steele should rise from the dead and smack "The Carnivores" with his penis

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:46 PM

Ugliest motherfucker ever to have crawled out of the cesspool of human garbage. Looks like a corpse. How do people stomach this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:54 PM

Awesome pics, yo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:58 PM

can believe people pay to see this retard.

Posted by d | December 21, 2011 7:01 PM

"Cosmic Dancer",I hear it..."Over You",nice touch...Eleanor's hot shit,agreed...

Posted by September Song | December 21, 2011 7:07 PM

uhm bradford is the best. back the fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 7:36 PM

Eleanor opened for Deerhunter at Webster Hall - not surprised to see her on his list of 10 and always RH

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:32 PM

he killed it at the bell house. literally perfect performance. the guy is too good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:34 PM

frankie is super talented and a qt

Posted by nattyshaw | December 22, 2011 8:51 AM

He looks like he's aged 40 years in the past six months. Jesus.

If I didn't know any better I'd think it was Henry Winkler's new psych-folk project.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 9:08 AM

why do you feel so compelled to comment on someone's image? give it a break already

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 9:21 AM

great show. and for what it's worth, which isn't much, in person he looked good and fucking cool, not "old", actually better/healthier than usual.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 10:47 AM

Any body have the Bell House setlist? I missed it for the first time in 3yrs and am very jealous of both of these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:06 AM

he doesn't look any older than he did in 2008, you've just not paid enough attention. such a talented dude doesn't deserve such shit

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:44 AM

I guess I just don't get it. His records are consistently interesting from a production standpoint, but I do not see the appeal of watching him stand there and sing with an acoustic guitar. The songs are just too emotionless and simple to be engaging in this context. Am I crazy?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:55 AM

No metal? What a pansy ass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:18 PM

6:54, 7:01 and 9:08 can fucking die

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:31 PM

11:55 - his live renditions of the songs are very different from the album - everything is looped and fleshed out, and it all culminates in an entrancing wall of sound that leaves you very much affected. i wouldn't call you crazy, just ignorant.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:48 PM

Bradford C. is one of the most talented ppl of the last decade and if you dont like him very simple dont judge him the way he looks or the way he play music just FUCK OFF!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS ;*

Posted by KazukoVox | December 22, 2011 3:56 PM

i can dig the seattle grunge look

Posted by harvey | December 23, 2011 11:09 AM

bell house was better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 12:56 PM

can someone make a mixtape of all those songs and rip it to mediafire? i could do it later but im a tad busy for the next few weeks if someone wants to jump on it now that would be tight

oh, i miss the micromix era....

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 6:09 PM

a couple of superficial assholes here. what's important about a musician is the music. and he makes great music so you can back the fuck back to acts like rihanna and lady gaga if you're so shallow

Posted by btw parallax is one of my favorite albums of 2011 | January 4, 2012 3:20 PM

bradford is more beautiful than all the fuckers here

Posted by lonely teenager | October 18, 2012 11:21 PM

bradford is more beautiful than all the fuckers here

Posted by POWER BANK | October 19, 2012 3:50 AM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by Dora | November 2, 2012 7:22 AM

wish I could of seen this live

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:28 PM

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