Friday, May 30, 2008

Geologist's Mojito Micromix


bradford asked me to make a micromix for his blog, so here it is. we've been having fun playing new jams for each other on this tour so i was going to make a full mix of bands and songs bradford didn't know but then noah said i should include some classic favorites of mine as well. united by the music makers is a good example. if i'm ever really rich i want to have an entire room in my house dedicated to that song being on loop. i also included a track by one of braddax's (aka reverend green) bands. they are called home and they rule. we were big fans of them in the 90's long before he became our tour manager and lighting dude. i followed it with thin lizzy because i wanted to see if i could make braddax cum on the spot when he heard the crossfade. it didn't work but he was still pretty psyched. some other stuff about the jams...the honeycombs track is produced by joe meek but you would never guess it. they are also a rock band with a female drummer. i think before the velvet underground, but i'm not sure about that. definitely before lenny kravitz. the mamas and papas track has been a favorite of mine since our first tour with black dice in 2001 when we were staying at a house of a friend of theirs in LA. he was a surfer and worked for quiksilver or something. he played that for us and also showed me crystal voyager for the first time. i've been listening to that phil collins edit everyday for about a month now, and steppin out is usually close by if i'm making a playlist on my ipod or something. there is a new animal collective song we've been working on that reminds me of the end of that one. there is stuff i could say about the other jams but i don't want to ramble on any longer. mainly i just like them. hope you enjoy it.


1. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
2. Phil Collins - I'm Not Moving (Idjut Boys Edit)
3. Big Cherry - Come in Bonzo
4. The Byrds - Dolphin's Smile
5. Mamas and the Papas - Snowqueen of Texas
6. The Honeycombs - I Can Tell (Something's Up)
7. Music Makers - United
8. J Dilla - Bye
9. Home - The Bogeyman
10. Thin Lizzy - Little Girl in Bloom
11. 13th Floor Elevators - May the Circle Remain Unbroken
12. Bjorn Olsson - Minnesstund

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Micromix 16: Bus Ambience



1. Animal Collective - Chocolate Girl (Live on BBC)
2. The Dovers - What Am I Going to Do
3. The Chills - Pink Frost
4. Coil - The Avatars
5. Jet Harris and Tony Meehan - Some People
6. B-52's - Theme From A Nude Beach
7. Birigwa - Okusosola Mukule
8. Black Sabbath - Solitude
9. Growing - Disconfirm
10. Beach Boys - He Gives Speeches
11. White Magic - Day

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My Favorite Song As Of Now

Since this blog might as well be considered a temple of worship for all things AC right now, I thought I'd post this video of my favorite song they've been playing every night.

Atlas Sound European Vacation w/ Animal Collective pt. 2

Friday, May 23, 2008

ATP Pix + Atlas Sound - Galaxy Cruiser (New Jam)

The journey for Deerhunter from Dublin to ATP was interesting to say the least. Kristin rented a van to get us from the London airport to Camber Sands and ended up blowing a tire. Whitney's response: climb tree with beer. Then the Black Lips showed up for comic relief (only one road leads to Camber Sands and they saw us walking around...) After they left we were taken in by an AMAZING british couple. They showed us to their cottage and we had a candlelight wine / dinner at dusk. They had a hyperactive dog named Barker. They were some of the kindest people I've had the pleasure to meet. Here are some photos from the road:



Here's a song I made on the bus ("Galaxy Cruiser") its for the Animal Collective dudes and Braddax, Fitz, & Chris.

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Atlas Sound European Vacation w/ Animal Collective pt. 1



Seriously... Animal Collective are blowing my mind every single night. Feel very lucky to be on this tour.

Atlas Sound meets Broadcast



Broadcast / Atlas Sound: 10 Short Tape Experiments, Recorded Saturday May 17

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Video for "My Car"

Someone sent me a link to this. It rules. Whoever did it come forward and take credit.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Atlas Sound - Things I'll Miss EP


The worst part of playing music is the homesickness that comes with being on tour all the time.

1. MY CAR
my car is so white
especially at twilight
my car is so bright
especially at twilight

in two days i'll find
i'm completely desperate
in two days i'll find
i'm completely desperate

my car is so white
escapes depression
takes me through twilight
in several deminsions

my car is so white
i'll miss it's speed
and no one can ever
replace the speed


2. MY ROOM
(instrumental)

3. MY BED
(instrumental)

4. RECORDING ACOUSTIC DRUMS
(instrumental)

5. MARIETTA
courting the girl with one leg
recording a tape of wind
passing notes when
i could get away with anything
trusting the spring
to bring loads of fireflies
to the field coated in fog
to that field coated in fog
captured in my hands
i captured them in my hands
smashed smashed
against the ground
neon blood all around


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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Matthew xv. 14

And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. ~Matthew xv. 14



I added a bible-verse-of-the-day generator to the atlas sound myspace page. This was the verse for today. This was the verse I made the title of the record from - half-remembered from being a kid and hearing it in sunday school.

Just thought it was interesting and neat.

P.S. For all you Ableton users on a Mac... DON'T install the most recent airport update. It causes all these CPU spikes, making tracks skip for no reason no matter how high you set your buffer level. It also causes other system malfunctions and slows shit down.

Video from Last Night


Deerhunter - Winter Never Stops (Acoustic) from Bradford Cox on Vimeo.

Friday Night Practice on the Marietta Square



We made a tape of us practicing some Microcastle songs on the train tracks. I will eventually put it on the computer and see if it sounds decent enough to post.

Whitney also conquered the peak of the empty fountain in the center of the square before a NIGHTCOP busted our scene. He was very friendly, though and only concerned for her safety. He encouraged us to continue to "jam." Recorded cover of Tom Petty classic "Last Dance with Mary Jane" which was interrupted by oncoming train. "Jane / Train" rhyme scenario. Thanks to Johnny for taking pictures and making us white tea. Microcastle title = homage to Marietta Architecture / Culture. Faux ivy and forged antiquity. Peaceful at night.

Does anyone know how to make things fit on blogger without cropping them?

Friday, May 2, 2008

Meet Deerhunter's New Guitarist, Whitney....



I've known Whitney since she was a cheerleader with a bad attitude at Marietta High School. I have asked her to curate her own introductory micromix...



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P.S. this is not a joke (why would i be joking?) and yes she'll be with us at ATP and all of our other shows... as she is in the band and all.