Atlas Sound - Parallax
This is my first time hearing Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, and the first thing that has me hooked on its sound is its versatility. The vocals are quite shogazerish for the most part as the music rolls along sweetly with a predominantly light, indie, pop rock. Occasionally peppered among the songs are electronic effects and percussion, impressing a dreamy and at times almost tropical feel.
While much of it plays as an easy-listening endevour, the mood sways from gloomy and pensively comfortable to upbeat and drivingly inspirational. This is definitely an album worth many repeated listens.