Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Grab Bag

Atlas Sound is the solo project from Deerhunter frontman Bradford James Cox. To be honest, I don't know a lot about Deerhunter but positive responses seem to be pretty common with most listeners. What caught my attention with this project is the intriguing album title, Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel. The sound is understated but heavily layered, a bit in the vein of Panda Bear, but judge for yourself. "Quarantined" is the standout track, one of many on the album worth hearing.

Atlas Sound - Quarantined

Nico's "These Days" remains one of my favorite movie songs of all time, as it fit brilliantly within the distinctive confines of The Royal Tenenbaums. Band of Horses opener Tyler Ramsey has his own crack at it, slowing the tempo and singing with a contemplative croon that's quite akin to Neil Young. The song is the eighth track on Ramsey's album A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea, which may put you to sleep, but should not be slept on...

Tyler Ramsey - These Days
Tyler Ramsey - A Long Dream
Nico - These Days

- B.A.

1 comment:

a.m.p.m. said...

"These Days" is one of my favourite songs ever. Supposedly, Jackson Browne wrote it when he was only 16. Think about that the next time you listen to it!