Atlas Sound
Atlas Sound
Label: Kranky Records
Genre: Experimental
Online: Artist Website


Atlas Sound is the solo project of Bradford Cox, the striking and eccentric vocalist for experimental indie rockers Deerhunter. Cox was born in 1982 in Athens, GA, a town whose burgeoning music scene greatly influenced the singer. He identified with the B-52's while growing up, especially the late Ricky Wilson, and co-founded Deerhunter with drummer/keyboardist Moses Archuleta in 2001. Deerhunter released two full-length albums and an EP before taking a break in 2007, the bandmembers citing a desire to sort out their personal lives in the interim. Cox shifted his focus to Atlas Sound, having already issued a split 12" vinyl and a pair of EPs under the same moniker. Molding his sound from a wide range of influences -- including doo wop, electronica, and Elvis Presley -- Cox then set to work on Atlas Sound's full-length debut, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, which was released in early 2008. [AMG Andrew Leahey]