Nestled between San Francisco and the notorious Alcatraz lives Treasure Island. A bit haunted with history in its own right, for the past eight years it's become home to the Treasure Island Music Festival. Steeped in a fog that continually rolls throughout the day, a sea salt whispered haze illuminated the thousands crowding the tiny space. And though the San Francisco music scene has arguably transformed since the festival's inception, what continues to thrive is the spirit that inspires all who come to make art in the city by the bay. Intimate, curated and sincere. — Claire McKinzie
Monomania is out May 7.
Here's another stunning song from Atlas Sound's forthcoming full-length, Parallax. Like previously unveiled tracks "Terra Incognita" and "Te Amo," Bradford Cox's vocals are disarmingly front and center on the perfectly titled "Modern Aquatic Nightsongs," a fully fleshed-out, immaculately produced widescreen realization of the gentler, lucid-dream-like direction that Cox explored on the often gorgeous and inspired rough sketches/demos from his expansive Bedroom Databank vault that was released for free last year. One of many highlights from the new record, due November 8 on 4 AD; check the lyrics after the jump: