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Hitting the spot: Atlas Sound

Rachel Hunt

Issue date: 11/20/09 Section: Focus
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While you're eating turkey with the family, UPB is going to give concertgoers one more thing to add to their list of "things to be thankful for" this Thanksgiving holiday. The Wednesday after class resumes on December 2, Atlas Sound will be gracing The Spot along with openers Founding Fathers.

Founding Fathers crashed into the Cleveland rock 'n' roll scene this summer. They are a motley crew of former members of other beloved area bands: Carol Schumacher of Reigning Sound, Detroit Cobras, and Tough and Lovely, John Kalman of Roué, John Neely of Tokyo Storm Warning, and Stanton Thatcher also of Tokyo Storm Warning, Tall Pines, and Lottery League '08 band Jovana's Witness.

Atlas Sound is the solo endeavor of Deerhunter frontman Bradford James Cox. Named for the vintage karaoke machine he recorded some of his first songs on while in sixth grade, Cox has used the name Atlas Sound for his solo projects ever since. Recently under this moniker, Cox released full-lengths Let the Blind Lead Those That Can See but Cannot Feel in 2008 and Logos in 2009, and EPs Weekend in 2008 and Rough Trade in 2009. Growing up in Athens, Georgia, he was heavily influenced by other Athens outlets The B-52s and punks the Bar-B-Q Killers. "I make really accessible pop stuff, but at the same time I have no problem making something creepy or just odd," Cox told Exclaim!, Canada's "music authority". Cox is reportedly making Atlas Sound his main priority in the coming months, so get ready to grab on and be whisked up in the glory. Add Atlas Sound on Facebook and get a new MP3 almost daily from the music machine.

In Case You Missed It: Last week, Teenage Grandpa and Other Girls tore up the Spot with some loud garage rock. Last Wednesday was a cold night, but it was hot inside as The Spot filled up with the most people seen in attendance all semester. Several people were dancing and singing along to the tunes, and Other Girls sounded great. They debuted a new drummer, as well as a couple of new songs for the audience. Both bands put on a really strong show.
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