Atlas Sound is the name of a musical solo project of Bradford James Cox, the lead singer of Atlanta four-piece Deerhunter. Cox was born in Athens, Georgia in 1982 and suffers from 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 met his collaborator and best friend, Lockett Pundt, while attending Harrison High School (Georgia). 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. He said he is influenced by doo-wop and girl groups. Cox has also recorded as part of other bands, such as the short lived "Wet Dreams", an otherwise 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. Regarding this album, Bradford said in an interview: "People look at what’s successful, and what’s successful is what’s easy on the ears, things that aren’t challenging,” he says. “Nobody wants to listen to something that sounds awkward and makes you cringe because it’s real personal or idiosyncratic. People just want to hear things that sounds familiar already to them. I make really accessible pop stuff, but at the same time I have no problem making something creepy or just odd.” On Saturday August 16th, 2008, Cox accidentally posted a link on the Deerhunter blog that took the user to his public mediafire account folder (which he did not know existed), contained in this folder were unmastered demos for the new Atlas Sound album Logos, and the new Deerhunter album Weird Era Cont.
|2008:||Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel|
|2006:||How I Escaped the Prison of Fractals|
|2006:||Cole Alexander/Bradford Cox Split|
|2007:||Atlas Sound/Mexcellent Split|
|2008:||Orange Ohms Glow|
|2008:||Things I'll Miss|
|2008:||Broadcast Meet Atlas Sound (Collaboration with Broadcast)|
|2008:||"It's Fair Fair Game Inside"||Yeti #5|
|"Sleeping Village Appears Empty"||Esopus Magazine: Issue #10|
Biography from Wikipedia