Parallax, the third album from Atlas Sound, the ever expansive solo project of Bradford Cox from Deerhunter, is released in November.
All songs were written and performed by Bradford, except on ‘Mona Lisa’, where Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) plays piano, Carrie-Anne Murphy plays saxophone on ‘The Shakes’ and Paul McPherson adds basic drums to ‘Praying Man’. All but two tracks on Parallax were recorded in June 2011 at New York’s Rare Book Room (where Cox’s band Deerhunter recorded 2009 album, Microcastle) and were produced by both Bradford Cox and Nicolas Vernhes. ‘Terra Incognita’ and ‘Flagstaff’ were recorded and produced by just Bradford Cox in his hotel room. As such, it's a singular record, considered and poised, and further indication of Cox's ever-developing songwriting.
On the back of the release of third album Parallax last month, Atlas Sound has announced a string of North American dates in December. Starting on 14th in Durham, the tour includes two shows in New York and culminates at the Black Cat in Washington. All dates are listed below.
14th - Motorco, Durham, NC
15th - RICHMOND, VA - The National, Richmond
16th - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, Philadelphia
17th - Bell House, Brooklyn
18th - Bowery Ballroom, New York ...
"It sounds like the moment where you've been lonely long enough that it feels comfortable, and crawling back outside seems slightly terrifying. Cox knows this reclusiveness well, and this is his finest articulation of his conflicts." Loud & Quiet 8/10
"Profoundly beautiful." MOJO 4/5
"His sustained, idiosyncratic vision is as absorbing as a trip off-world should be." Q 4/5
"Dizzyingly enchanting, like stepping into someone else's delirious, sweat-soaked dream." Drowned in Sound 8/10
Atlas Sound, the ever expansive solo project from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, have announced the release of new album, Parallax, out on 7th/8th (US) November.
Atlas Sound is not a “side-project” but rather a fully fleshed musical landscape chock-full of pop chronicles culled from sci-fi fever dreams and mid century rock. This is perhaps Cox’s best work to date, juxtaposing his modern, sometimes avant, songwriting sensibilities against a backdrop of ambient loneliness and a...