New Song From Upcoming Atlas Sound Album Features Panda Bear

The prolific Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound fame is releasing his second official full-length album, Logos, as Atlas Sound in October. While IRC has yet to review the full album, Stereogum contends that Logos “flows together so gorgeously as a 44-minute patchwork of sounds,” and Cox himself says the album, unlike it’s predecessor, Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, “was recorded all over the world. It’s not about me. There are collaborations with other musicians. The lyrics are not autobiographical. The view is a lot more panoramic and less close-up. I became bored with introspection.”

Cox teamed up with Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, and member of Animal Collective, to record a track on the new album. The song, “Walkabout,” is a cheery electronic pop tune featuring Panda Bear’s recognizable Beach Boys sounding, echoed vocal harmonies, and Cox’s energetic synth mixing.

“Walkabout” is so summer like, complete with sound samples of what sounds like children playing, that it makes total sense to release it now while summer still has a little fizzle left. Another song featured here, “Solo of the Square” is one of Cox’s 2009 self-releases as Atlas Sound. Logos drops on October 20 via Kranky Records. Enjoy.

“Walkabout” (with Panda Bear) – Atlas Sound from Logos (2009)

“Solo Or The Square”Atlas Sound from free ‘Virtual 7″, No. 6′ (2009)

Known for releasing volumes of his music for free via his blog, Cox also has a neat new cover song of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Walk The Thin Line”, available as a free download. In addition, there are loads of other free downloads from Atlas Sound sprinkled throughout the blog.

Cox also publishes awesome, eclectic mirco-mixes for download. The songs featured on each micro-mix are listed on his blog and downloadable as large MP3 files. Essential listening for Bradford Cox fans.

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