Atlas Sound is the solo side project of Bradford Cox - the mastermind behind ambient/punk/psychedelic band, Deerhunter. I'm a fan of both projects, but was particularly excited to see Atlas Sound live, especially after listening to his excellent 2011 album, Parallax, on repeat for weeks at a time. He did not disappoint live. The show, which was at my favorite Chicago venue, Lincoln Hall, was mesmerizing. Cox took the audience on a journey, floating around the stage from one instrument to the next, transporting the audience into his world of sound. Portland's White Rainbow (Adam Forkner) put on a solid opening set, aside from the fact that he kept putting on sunglasses during his uptempo moments and removing them during his downtempo moments. If he can let's go of some of his gimmicks, he'll be someone to watch out for.
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Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox)