Atlas Sound is the perfect name for Bradford Cox’s singing. His slithering style sooths the tough tactful tension in his vocal pronunciation. It’s articulate. And his lyrics, “Oh, daddy!” But it’s all hype. “Modern Aquatic Nightsongs” is all hype-machine (times holy-shit), because this here write up needs to be done ASAP before catching Drive starting 4:35. Don’t roomers start within the hype machine? Like, yo, dudn’t some dude from the Black Lips play in Atlas Sound? Or, wuddn’t that EP Atlas Sound did awhile back the fucky-fuck? Like, that fuck was hot it lasted 10 minutes each track. Right?
Hype machine or not, “Modern Aquatic Nightsongs” is standard. It’s what you’d expect not to expect. Follow the song more than my writing; you’ll eventually get it. It’s familiar. Also, anyone know who’s kid that is on they’s “Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel?” Scaring kinds into calm is funny. So, speaking of which, Parallax is out November 8 on 4AD. That’s when we’ll all get the full flavor. Or, maybe sooner.