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I don’t know what it is about Atlas Sound. It’s like it’s always raining in their music. Perfect for out here in the Pacific Northwest. A soundtrack for rain and deep introspection. The title of the album is the best in years: Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Not Feel.

I had this on a few weeks ago as we were driving across the Olympic Peninsula and it seemed to just lock down the drive and the feeling at the time. We were on the 101 West, the terrain alternating between clear-cuts and corridors of cedar and madrona. Rain. Wondering how the surf would be. Slightly nervous.

It seemed like whoever made this vid feels the same way about the rain. The images themselves are ok. . .this is mainly just to listen to.

Travel mp3 of the Week

Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) posts a lot of outtakes and audio sketches on the Lotus Plaza / Atlas Sound / Deerhunter Blog.

Here’s a link to the early demos of Recent Bedroom where you can download a few different versions of this track, all of them raw and good for rides or travel. Movement.

Please support Atlas Sound by buying the Album from Amazon or direct from Kranky , a label producing some of the freshest music right now.

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Anyone out there seen a Deerhunter or Atlas Sound show? We’d love to read / publish a concert review. Please contact: david [at] matadornetwork [dot] com