New Atlas Sound – “Attic Lights”

Walkabout” isn’t the best track on Atlas Sound’s second proper full-length Logos, but it is the song that features a member of Animal Collective, which is likely why it got out there first. Truth is, it’s kind of album’s curve ball moment. Even though its more skeletal than some of Logos (see, for instance, the show-stopping “Quick Canal”), the spaciously intimate “Attic Lights” nails the collection’s vibe better and feels more representative of its overall aesthetic. Cox offered some background on the song in his initial Logos statement:

Sasha Vine [of Sian Alice Group] provided a double-tracked improvised violin part to “Attic Lights” which was recorded backstage at a Deerhunter/Sian Alice Group show in Brighton. It might be my favorite moment of the album. I played it for some younger friends of mine. They cringed. They wanted more songs like “Walkabout.” Something with a big beat. I told them when they get older they will appreciate things like harmonicas and violins…

And Fleetwood Mac covers. Take a listen to “Attic Lights”:

Logos is out 10/20 via Kranky. Remember to catch the CMJ bound Cox on tour with Broadcast.

[Photo by Lockett Pundt]