Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (2008)


Genre : Indie,Rock,Psychedelic,Experimental,Shoegaze
Tracklist

01. A Ghost Story
02. Recent Bedroom
03. River Card
04. Quarantined
05. On Guard
06. Winter Vacation
07. Cold As Ice
08. Scraping Past
09. Small Horror
10. Ready, Set, Glow
11. Bite Marks
12. After Class
13. Ativan
14. Let The Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannot Feel

Atlas Sound is the name of a musical solo project of Bradford Cox, the lead singer of Atlanta five-piece Deerhunter. Cox was born in Athens, Georgia in 1982 and has Marfan Syndrome. The singer has released an album entitled “Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel” on indie-label Kranky to favorable reviews. In explaining his reasoning for a solo project, Cox has stated, “It’s just that I have ideas that I can’t make work with a five piece rock band…there’s kind of this palette of sounds that I use that I don’t necessarily get to use with Deerhunter”. Cox has noted his heroes to be Ricky Wilson from The B-52’s and Laura Carter from Athens punk band the Bar-B-Q Killers. Cox is openly gay, and claims to be a virgin.

Cox met his collaborator and best friend, Lockett pundt, in high school. He started recording on a cassette karaoke machine in 1994 when he was in sixth grade. He has used the name “Atlas Sound” since then, as it was the name of the company that manufactured the tape machine. Cox has also recorded as part of other bands, such as the short lived “Wet Dreams”, an all-girl garage / noise band in which he played drums. He also recorded several tracks on the Black Lips second album “We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow”, playing drums on the song “Notown Blues” from that album.