1. chameleons uk - tears 2. andrew thomas - shiny garden 3. austin coleman (with joe washington) - good lord (run old jeremiah) 4. beatles - blue jay way 5. ben e. king - stand by me 6. xtc - ladybird 7. wire - ex-lion tamer 8. wipers - so young 9. smog - driving 10. pylon - cool
This is a little (or rather long) song i made today in the studio as practice with my new setup for the upcoming solo Atlas Sound performances at ATP, with Animal Collective in Europe, and Primevara Sound. This should give you an idea of what to expect of a solo A.S. performance. Its based from a sample I made of Nicolas' broken piano.
After the Deerhunter show at the Market Hotel Friday, I became extremely ill. Lockett and I had both been suffering from a severe flu, but I think exhaustion and too much cigarette smoke pushed me beyond my limits and by Sunday, the 13th I had to go to the emergency room in Manhattan. I honestly felt like I was dying and there is no better time to explore and relive small tears in your past than to have them floating in front of you in a haze of painkillers and i.v. bags.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE If anyone is interested Nicolas also runs a bitching label, RARE BOOK ROOM RECORDS, go check out the Living Bridge Comp featuring Deerhunter, Avey Tare, Telepethe, Black Dice, Samara Lubelski, Silver Jews feat. Steven Malkmus, Blood on the Wall, Enon (who have a Kim Deal connection via Braniac - word up Mountain Battles) and my personal favorite Rings, who are playing with us this friday.
It will actually be a Deerhunter show. we are playing the new album "Microcastle" we have recorded with Nicolas Vernhes at the amazing Rare Book Room here in Brooklyn in its entirety. The reason we did not announce it as such is that a.) it was originally intended to be just an atlas sound show, but we have had such a great time recording with each other and rehearsing in the studio that we thought it would be fun to try and pull off an impromptu show with borrowed equipment. and b.) we weren't sure it would work out at first. I just want to say that we have been doing shows with Todd P for years now (he gave us shows before anyone would even think of talking to us.) Todd is the most upstanding and all-around dedicated dudes I've ever dealt with. He knows what he's doing and always keeps his priorities straight - putting on fun shows and treating bands well. In my opinion, as an outsider, this city is very lucky to have someone putting so much effort into putting on amazing shows. On another note: I seriously doubt the show is sold out and it probably won't sell out. I don't know much about the details but I'd encourage people to just chill and try and come out and have fun with us. Hope those who are interested will come check out the new songs, they are a lot different and we've been working really hard and having a great time. Respect to all.
p.s. check out Todd's site for tons of other rad shows coming up in the NYC / Brooklyn area.