Most people read books or watch TV before going to sleep. Atlanta-based musician and erstwhile frontman of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound Bradford Cox likes to write new material. In fact, we've been getting so much music from Mr. Cox via his Deerhunter blog lately, using the term prolific to describe him as an artist is beginning to lose all meaning (not that we can think of a better word right now).
Amsterdam Midi is, according to the blog, "another hotel bedtime recording," presumably from Amsterdam. A mere two tracks long, the digital single's "a-side" is faster-paced than a lot of Atlas Sound music–you could very nearly dance to it in a club. The "flip," contains some electronic pianos and scattered percussion, and rather sounds like a late-night exercise in catharsis.
Cox will also sneak a few dates in between Deerhunter shows to play a few dates under his Atlas Sound guise. According to his MySpace page, "future shows will be solo performances using electronics, vocals, and guitar."
07/19 Chicago, IL: Pitchfork Music Festival
07/22 Toronto, ON: The Mod Club
07/23 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa
07/24 Cambridge, MA: Middle East Downstairs
07/25 New York, NY: Seaport Music Festival
More on Bradford Cox
Feature: Inside Out with Atlas Sound
XLR8R TV: Episode 57 - Ear This: Bradford Cox
MP3: "They Have a Name (Atlas Sound Remix)"
Photo by Josh McNey.