Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Micromix 9 - Belgium to Paris - Halloween 2007

Tod Dockstader - Soprano Aloft
Witt Mills - Lou
Thomas Fehlman - Boheme Rouge
The Knife - From Off to On
Pram - I'm a War
Music Tapes - Song for Soon to Be Sailor
The Fall - Iceland
Samara Lubleski - All The Tired Horses
Boyd Rice (Non) - Solitude
Royal Trux - NY Avenue Bridge


Halloween in Paris should be fun. More photos tomorrow.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Micromix 7 is now up for download...

here is a picture of lockett taking a picture.

sorry for the delay.

Here it is...

Leaving Switzerland now...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Europe Photos - Days 4 & 5 - Magical Swiss Villages with Healing Powers


Sorry about Micromix 7 not being up yet. I still have not found a stable enough wireless connection to upload the whole thing to Mediafire. It should be up soon.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Audio Dispatches from Europe

We had a ten hour drive today, so I had a lot of free time in the van. Here are two micromixes and a new Atlas Sound EP....


Micromix 7:

1. Susumu Yokota - Daremoshiranai Chiisanakuni (From Image: 1983-1998)
2. Auetechre - Rettic AC (From Chiastic Slide)
3. My Bloody Valentine - All I Need (From "Isn't Anything")
4. Robert Fripp - Water Music II (From "Exposure")
5. Martha & The Vandellas - In My Lonely Room
6. Raymond Scott - Space Mystery Montage (From Manhattan Research Box Set)
7. Leonard Cohen - Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (From "Songs from a Room")
8. Nuno Cannavaro - Untitled (From "Plux Quba")
9. Mark Sultan - Unicorn Rainbow Odyssey (might be a demo?)
10. Hugh LeCaine - Paulution Charnel Number Five (From "Compositions and
Demonstrations" One time Lockett and I ate an eighth of mushrooms and decided to drive to find a church in Alabama that would heal us. As we were driving through the countryside at sunrise, this played on the weakening fm bands of our beloved WREK's overnight freeform programming and blew our minds. We were about 18)
11. Casino Versus Japan - Untitled (From a CD accompanying an issue of YETI magazine. The CD had bands paying tribute to Raymond Scott, This song will always remind me of driving around the suburbs where I grew up at night, delivering chinese food and longing for somebody. I think its a really sweet lullaby-like song)

(Waiting for Mediafire to Upload... slow connection at the Bad Bonn... Please Wait...)



1. O.M.D. - Radio Prague (from "Dazzle Ships")
2. Nehamusasa Instrumental Excerpt II (From "Nonsuch Explorer Series")
3. Nobukazu Takemura - Wax and Wane (excerpt)
4. Brian Eno - Julie With... (from "Before and After Science")
5. Arthur Russell - Answers Me (from "World of Echo")
6. Teenage Filmstars - I Apologise
7. Human Hands - I Got Mad (from "Darker Scratcher" LAFMS Compilation LP, this band would later go on to form Wall of Voodoo)
8. Half Pint and the Fifths - Orphan Boy
9. Jad Fair - The Zombies of Mora Tau
10. Nikki Sudden - New York
11. Soft Boys - Insanely Jealous (From "Underwater Moonlight")
12. Stereolab - 10000 Miles an Hour (From "Aluminum Tunes")



Atlas Sound - Altitude Sickness

Recorded today during a 10 hour drive from Austria to Switzerland, through the Swiss Alps. These are reinterpretations of a few of my favorite doo-wop songs filtered through a thick gauze of motion-sickness and boredom...

1. come softly (originally performed by the Fleetwoods)
2. you're so fine (originally performed by the Falcons)
3. you belong to me (originally performed by the Duprees)

Download: Atlas Sound - Altitude Sickness

Europe Photos - Days 2 & 3: The Drive From PRAGUE to GANZ, AUSTRIA, then to DUDINGEN, SWISS


Thursday, October 25, 2007

live streaming deerhunter tonight!!

we are RIGHT NOW in graz, austria at the elate festival. the festival is held in a damn tunnel, its awesome. this tunnel was built by pows in ww2 to house the austrians when they were getting bombed...basically we are playing tonight in a converted bomb shelter at a really progressive festival. they have their own beverages!! heres the site--we play around 6-7 pm american time. well give a shout out to the usa! xoxox mmmmmk byyyye

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Unrequited II - Healling Music

Atlas Sound - Unrequited II.mp3

Europe - Day 1: Prague

We arrived in Europe and were taken to a comfortable six-bed hostel in a really pretty old building. It is cold as crap here. I'm lucky I brought my second hand North Face jacket which turns my body into a furnace... We slept away most of the day. Lockett and I roamed the streets for a minute and then he went to an Irish Pub where he alledges to have met an assasin who gave him a "bullet."

I stayed in and made a song to document the mood I felt on the coblestone streets of this place.

All of the boys are out playing roulette and non-stops.

Kristin is sleeping.

I'm feeling melancholy.

Here's the tune:

Atlas Sound - From a Youth Hostel in Prague.mp3

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Old Songs Remastered in Harlem

Above: Bob Weston @ Chicago Mastering hard at work on "Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel"

I left Chicago this morning. Now I'm relaxing in Harlem. I spent all yesterday mastering the Atlas Sound record. It sounds really good. I'm really proud. During my visit to Chicago I got to see a lot of friends and go out a little but mainly I stayed in and Brian showed me how to use plug-ins. Holy shit. Mastering is a lot more fun than I thought. With my new knoweldge and VST plug-ins I decided to revisit some songs I've previously posted here and give them better mixes. There's also a couple of new old ones I'm throwing up here for kicks. I am really in love with this particular plug-in called a "vintage warmer" i made bob put it all over the atlas sound record...

I Cleaned up my cover of Mark Sultan's excellent "Unicorn Rainbow Odyssey" by getting rid of some of the reverb i've been abusing and stripping it down a lot. I like this version better
Unicorn Rainbow Odyssey (Mark Sultan Cover).MP3
Here is a new instrumental, not really new. It was recorded in a hotel room in headphones last spring. Its really just a jam, not much to it...
Remembered By.MP3
Another new old song. This was a new-wave type song that I messed around with when I was writing the "Let the Blind..."
album. It's a really rough demo...
Words from the Wall.mp3
Finally, I removed a lot of the reverb and atmospherics from the "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" cover. You can hear a lot more mistakes now but I think it sounds even sadder stripped down. I wanted to dedicate this one to Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge. (R.I.P.)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Version 2).MP3

For those of you who didn't know:

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her reactivated Psychic TV aka PTV3 are terribly sad to announce the cancellation of their November North American tour dates. This decision is entirely due to the unexpected passing of band member Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge.

Lady Jaye died suddenly on Tuesday 9th October 2007 at home in Brooklyn, New York from a previously undiagnosed heart condition which is thought to have been connected with her long-term battle with stomach cancer. Lady Jaye collapsed and died in the arms of her heartbroken "other half" Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Being overwhelmed by the enormity of their loss, Genesis and the other surviving band members of Psychic TV/PTV3 are not able to properly meet the demands of touring and performance. Obviously, her absence onstage , the conspicuous loss of her unique charisma, music and humour would be an unbearable emotional reality to confront night after night.

The group, who have been touring to promote their first studio album in 12 years, will announce future plans after an appropriate period of mourning.

Monday, October 15, 2007

lotus plaza - sunday night in atlanta

i was going to post this after brad's sunday night in chicago, but the internet has been down for hours.
this song is for brad in chicago and aaron popelka who i met in newport kentucky at our last show from the previous trip.

hope you guys like it.

lotus plaza - sunday night in atlanta

think i used too much pitch shifting. i just got the pedal.

Atlas Sound - Borrowed Nostalgia

This is a picture of what I wish my childhood had been like:

Here are the sounds that would have been in my head:

Atlas Sound - Difference BT


DIFFERENCE BT WORDS: (approximated)
"The difference between an animal and me
its not easy to see
its a difficult thing
unless hidden among weeds
its not difficult to see
we both can expierence jealousy
they can't remember what they see"

redownload it again if you already grabbed it. this is the final mix. some elements were missing from the last mp3.
this is a loney tune about the differences (the ability to retain memories) and similarities (the ability to feel jealousy) between humans and animals. It's far out but it has a sad vibe i think. hope you guys like it. i've had fun in chicago. tomorrow i master the final mixes for the atlas sound record at chicago audio with bob weston. then i go Hto new york. its been a weird week being away from home and my best friend (for the first time in a long while) and i'm out of it. i'd love to be in my room playing videogames with him. i miss my bed. hope everyone is having a good fall so far. oh yeah, the image above is of a humanzee named oliver. lockett told me about him. he was supposed to be a cross between a human and chimpanzee. he supposedly liked to smoke cigars.


one last thing: if the user named: HeadofState visits here. please contact me via myspace (, i want to ask you a weird question.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Atlas Sound - Sunday Night In Chicago

Download MP3

have love (and jokes), will travel

we have a big tour ahead of us, help us make it more fun!

one of the best things about the ponys/deerhunter tour we did in the spring was the jokes that we were swapping. man, those ponys, theyre funny.

please come find me at any deerhunter show posted below, we will have special prizes for good jokes, seriously. if you can teach me a joke in the language of the country we are in, then its even better! im also into really filfthy, poor taste, borderline-make-you uncomfortable jokes. (we all kinda are. especially josh and moses)

see you soon!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Final Deerhunter Shows - '07

So, these shows listed below are going to be our last shows for awhile. No more are being added. Once these are completed, we're going away for a bit to collect ourselves/ work on things/ daydream. Hope to see you out and thanks for an amazing year!

Oct 17 - New York, New York
Windish Showcase @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Dan Deacon, No Age, White Williams, Ponytail

Oct 18 - New York, New York
Heist Party @ Rebel

Oct 19 - New York, New York
Chouette Day Party @ Cake Shop w/ The Papercuts, Mike Wexler, and many more

Oct 22 - Brooklyn, New York
Shangri La w/ No Age, Soft Circle

Oct 25 - Graz, Austria
Elevate Festival @ Dom im Berg w/ Jackson & His Computer Band, Modeskeletor, and many more

Oct 26 - Dudingen, Switzerland
Bad Bonn

Oct 27 - Gallen, Switzerland
Palace w/ Frog Eyes St.

Oct 28 - Basel, Switzerland
Kaserne w/ Frog Eyes

Oct 30 - Brussels, Belgium

Oct 31 - Paris, France
Maroquinerie w/ Apache Beat

Nov 1 - Castellon, Spain
Tanned Tin Festival @ Auditori i Palau de Congresos w/ The Ex, Xiu Xiu and many more!

Nov 2 - London, United Kingdom
ATP presents Release The Bats @ The Forum w/ Liars, Black Lips, Deerhoof, and Fuck Buttons

Nov 3 - Leeds, United Kingdom
Nasty Fest VIII @ The Faversham w/ Nine Black Alps, Voxtrot, The Black Lips, and many more

Nov 4 - Glasgow, Scotland

Nov 5 - Dublin, Ireland
Whelans w/ Yacht

Nov 6 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Liars Club @ The Social

Nov 7 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Nov 8 - Prague, Czech Republic
Famufest @ Archa Theatre

Nov 9 - Groningen, Netherlands
Vera Groningen

Nov 10 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Tivoli w/ Dirty Projectors

Nov 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 13 - Malmo, Sweden
Malmo Debaser

Nov 14 - Oslo, Norway

Nov 15 - Stockholm, Sweden
Södra Teatern / Kägelbanan

Nov 16 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Slippery People at Pusterviksbaren

Nov 17 - Aarhus, Denmark

Nov 18 - Dresden, Germany

Nov 19 - Leipzig, Germany
UT Connewitz

Nov 30 - Atlanta, Georgia
Variety Playhouse w/ Black Lips, Snowden, The Selmanaires

Dec 5 - Athens, Georgia
Georgia Theatre w/ Black Lips

Dec 8 - Barcelona, Spain
Primavera Club @ Parc del Forum Auditorium

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Attn Chicago: Last Minute Atlas Sound Show supporting Yo La Tengo

10.11 @ Lakeshore Theater
3175 N Broadway
$25 tickets
Doors at 10, Atlas Sound at 10:30

Micromix IV

Micromix 5:

1. Nobukazu Takemura: Kepler (edit)
2. Raymond Scott - Space Montage
3. Gareth Williams & Mary Currie - Beguiling the Hours (thanks Kristin)
4. Zombies - Leave Me Be (thanks Noah)
5. Gong - Castle in the Clouds
6. Dougal Reed - Dreams (the bass player from Quickspace, who covered Fleetwood Mac's Rumors in its entirety)
7. Electric Prunes - Wind-up Toys
8. Pavement - Texas Never Whispers
9. Autechre - Pen Expers
10. Young Marble Giants - Final Day
11. Stereolab - Blue Milk (UNEDITED FULL VINYL VERSION! thanks Peter!)