Magazine article Out

Sonic Youth

Magazine article Out

Sonic Youth

Article excerpt

BRADFORD COX WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

When Bradford Cox says he strived to make therapeutic music with his debut solo release, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, it seems somewhat unconvincing. After all, this is the same man partly responsible for Cryptograms, one of the murkiest, most ominous records of 2007. Furthermore, the gaunt 25-year-old lead singer of Atlanta-based psych-punk outfit Deerhunter is notorious for his violent, pornographic blog narratives and his intense, disconcerting stage antics. Towering at 6-foot-4, Cox, who is afflicted with Marfan syndrome (characterized by abnormally long limbs and circulatory defects), performed frequently in housedresses and the occasional black wig last year, his face covered in fake blood.

Cox agrees that Cryptograms is difficult to digest, a sort of tortuous, inscrutable mind-fuck that offers listeners little respite. "The album was made as a puzzle, even for the band," he recalls. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.