Atlas Sound is Bradford Cox’s side project to Deer Hunter. He says every Atlas Sound song only takes about an hour to make because it comes straight from his head and records it. He doesn’t even write down lyrics most of the time, just whatever feels right. The best way to describe it is extremely ambient, perfect cruising music. If you like Animal Collective or Panda Bear than I’m sure you’ll like Atlas Sound.
I’m sure a lot of my readers already know this band or have at least heard of them but I really couldn’t help but writing about them. Real Estate hails from Ridgewood, New Jersey even though they sound like the Beach Boys had a child with Explosions of the Sky. When they have vocals its amazing, when they don’t its still amazing. Just total space out music you listen to on the beach. In my opinion one of the, if not the best Psychedelic/surf rock bands out there today. Please, enjoy.
This Los Angeles based band really excites me. For a young band Watch For Horses really puts together a sound that I have a hard time comparing. Their influences range from 1930’s jazz to current indie, really just great chemistry all the way through. You would think these guys have been playing together for 20 years. Some of the most catchy and melodic tunes I’ve heard in a while. They’re also Star Wars fans so that alone won me over.
Troubador! is a fresh band out of Livermore, California that has a great garage pop sound to them. They have that awesome 90’s attitude that reminds me of The Pixies with a hint of The Stooges mixed in there. Once I heard “I’m just a flower on the wall of society. I won’t bother you if you don’t bother me.” in “Brainwash” I knew I was going to like these guys. If you are ever in the downtown Livermore area be sure to check them out. They’ll be playing The Gilman on July 8th.
I don’t really need to go on a Pixies rant here do I? This song has been out for 22 years now and I still listen to it almost everyday. These guys are indie music as we know it today so shut up and enjoy this masterpiece.