Atlas Sound & Broadcast played LPR & MHOW (pics)
photos by Toby Tenembaum
Broadcast / Bradford
One of the bigger tours that came through NYC during CMJ is the Atlas Sound / Broadcast one. Tuesday night it was at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan. Wednesday it was Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Broadcast hit the stage with seventeen mintues of trippy synth noise brought on by two Dr. Samples and some pedals. They had swirly black and white projections while the audience rocked on their heels in anticipation, waiting to see where all this witchcraft would go. The dude wore a nice patterned sweater and the woman wore some white flowy madness.
After their floating through about twenty minutes of Broadcast's pscyhedelic sound pudding, the audience was treated to the hits. They played "I Found the F" and "Black Cat" and some other poppy stuff that I couldn't identify.
For the last song, lead singer Trish Keenan pulled out a three stringed Eastern folk guitar to play some harsh yet sweet drones while white capped drums repeated driving the audience into a meditative sway." [wilkinism]
I talked to a lot of people that didn't enjoy Broadcast.
The Selminaires opened the show and were Bradford's backing band for Atlas Sound. More pictures from Music Hall below...