It's decent. None of it's been boring, but I've yet to be wowed by any tracks yet. He already put out one Lotus Plaza album, and he just put out a split 12" with his fiancee.
Here's his new single. Definitely on the dream pop continuum.
I see. Well, hopefully Atlas Sound expands their tour...
EDIT* Does Bradford have a backing band for his Atlas Sound shows? Or is it just him?
Depends. I've seen him do a full band, I've seen him do acoustic sets, I've seen him do sets where it's him and a laptop, and the best time was him, a sampler, a laptop and an electric guitar.
I think the latter scenario is the current setup. Will let you know Sunday morning. Psyched.
I REALLY hope it's not a full band, although it wouldn't surprise me with how full band-y the new album is. But yeah, hopefully the setup he had for Moog Fest is what he brings. Seeing him on Friday, and I can't fucking wait.
full band on the first tour was my favorite set up.
interview with Pitchfork last November and he said he's already began the writing process for the new Deerhunter album.
Also, not long ago, Lotus Plaza covered Cut Copy's "Where I'm Going" which I thought was really great.
When is Cox *not* writing?! Fucking prolific.
These are the openers for the SF Atlas Sound show. Can anyone provide any intel? Having dinner with a group beforehand and want to know if/when to cut out of that. Thanks.
Electric Flower and Seventeen Evergreen and Carnivores and Frank Broyles
Didn't get there in time for Frank Broyles but NMH gave him a good review, saw Carnivores and they were pretty good. Nothing I'd skip out on a nice dinner beforehand for, though.
Carnivores were pretty great. I don't remember them at all though, because Brad was so incredibly on point. Reminded me of Neil Young circa Time Fades Away. Highest compliment I know.
Watch the video. It's awesome.
It in hindsight was awesome, in the moment it was not so much. I went to see the music not some asshole request a stupid song knowing Bradford would get pissed and do something crazy. Looking back now I can laugh, at the time it felt forced, there was honestly a couple times I wondered if the guy was planted there.
There were moments during this that my friends and I were like...okay, this feels forced. It was cool for a bit, but I would have rather had the 3-4 extra songs. The set, to that point, was fucking marvellous.
I actually dig the Kraut-psych take on "My Sharona."
Catch up Chris. C'mon.
Haha I know, it just seems a bit bizarre, even for Bradford.
You were saying?
(That's from the second time I saw them. First time he spit blood and had a tupac cutoff on over his dress.)
LOL ok well I should clarify and say it seems a bit bizarre for latter day Bradford. :)
The funniest thing about the whole thing was the heckler from my not so great view kinda looked like Bryan
Ha. I could see it.
Bradford Cox Talks "Shocking" Minneapolis Performance
"It's not like fucking Lana Del Rey carved an upside down cross on her cheek and defecated all over herself on stage at fucking Bonnaroo."
Catching up on this now. So great.
Whoa. Looky what I just stumbled upon. Ambient track from a benefit thing from this year.