Some time back, the inimitable Bradford Cox announced on his MySpace page that he would do all future Atlas Sound shows solo, accompanied by his own electronic devices. And while we always enjoyed the full band experience, Cox is such a natural showman that it shouldn’t make a difference if it’s humans or machines making the extra sounds onstage.

He’ll kick off this new setup with several dates in the U.S., none of which are in major cities, opening for Stereolab on their fall tour.

Not to be forgotten is the previously mentioned Deerhunter tour that will go full speed at the beginning of August. The band will be playing shows in support of its forthcoming Kranky release (or 4AD outside the U.S.), Microcastle, set to drop October 28.

09/20 Costa Mesa, CA: Detroit Bar
09/21 Pomona, CA: Glass House
09/24 Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa
09/26 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse
09/27 Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club
09/29 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
09/30 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club

More on Bradford Cox
Feature: Inside Out with Atlas Sound
XLR8R TV: Episode 57 – Ear This: Bradford Cox
MP3: They Have a Name (Atlas Sound Remix)

Photo by Josh McNey.