Bradford Cox goes all webcam on your ass, singing straight into the lens awash in a psychedelic path of color.
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 is slated for a 2008 release. – Andrew Leahey