Four years ago, Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) and Cole Alexander (Black Lips) came together under the moniker Ghetto Cross, releasing a song titled "Dog Years". Since then, nothing else came of the collaboration, but, as Pitchfork reports, the pair are once again teaming up and reviving the Ghetto Cross project. To commemorate the reunion of the project, they've released a song titled "Still", which Cox explains "is about the relationship that develops between two young boys, one of whom is autistic and cannot talk, and the other who is an outcast and beaten by his emotionally manipulative father."
Cox and Alexander will release a full album later this fall, comprised of songs recorded by the two around the time Deerhunter released their 2009 album Rainwater Cassette Exchange.
In celebration of the release of Leonard Cohen's newest LP Old Ideas, Columbia has put together a new video series "Old Ideas With New Friends" in which bands perform in-studio covers of Leonard Cohen songs. Following in the footsteps of Cults and Cold War Kids, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox took to the studio to perform a cover of Cohen's "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy," which you can watch above.
Deerhunter Frontman Bradford Cox decided to let us into his hard drive for the holiday season by releasing 4 albums worth of demos from his solo project Atlas Sound. Cox released 2 albums under the Atlas Sound name Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel in 2008 and Logos in 2009. This is a must have any music fan especially since Deerhunter has already hit out of the park with their latest album, Halcyon Digest. Check out some selections from the Bedroom Database series below and then grab the albums after the jump.
B. COX: Harmonica, Synthesizer, Drums, Vocals, Computer W.A.B. II: Maracas, Other Vocals
1. GREEN GLASS BOTTLES + 2. THESE WERE MY WALLS + 3. WILD LOVE + 4. LANTERNS ^ 5. NEW ROMANTIC + 6. CYNIC'S RECOURSE + 7. FREAK TRAIN (KURT VILE) * 8. AFTERNOON DRIVE * 9. HOTEL ORLANDO + 10. THIS WHEEL'S ON FIRE (DYLAN) + 11. POSTCARD ^
+ Recorded at Home November 15-22, 2010 on TASCAM DP-08 ^ Recorded on Computer Oct. 2010 * Recorded at Home August 2010 on TASCAM DP-08
B. COX: Electric Bass, Bells, Congas, Nylon Guitar, Mouth Organ, Vocals
1. PILOT LIGHT + 2. STRANGE PARADE + 3. STATIONARY BLOOD * 4. LA LUNA + 5. DAY OUT * 6. HEATWAVE + 7. CHANGE IS GOOD + 8. MOUTH OF THE DESERT * 9. AUTUMN INTRO CASCADING INTO UNIVERSITY COURTYARD + 10. TOWN CENTER + 11. HELIO INTRO + 12. SUMMER EDIT + 13. WILLFUL * 14. WINTERGREEN SKETCH + 15. OCEANVIEW + 16. HERE COME THE TRAINS *