- Out: Do you think you're looking for men who like women?
- Bradford Cox: I'm definitely more attracted to boys.
- Out: Boys, meaning...
- BC: Meaning, who are still in the state of adolescence I'm in. I have so many happy gay friends who live with their boyfriends and have the nicest, most therapeutic relationships with each other. It's great for them. [But] I think it's a little bit sad, the gay community that I've explored and known -- how incestuous it is, how everybody's dated everybody. It's not like heterosexual dating, where the sea is wide open. I've always resented heterosexual culture.
- Out: Talk to me about your experience in the gay South. Is there a southern gay sensibility?
- BC: What I remember hearing when I was growing up was this mythology of the 'Athens gene' -- that's what I associate with the South. It was like you've been with a boy one week and a girl the next. It was awkward and experimental. And then, it was very much about punk rock. People were trying to be transgressive. They were trying to find something through tearing down all the moral structures they'd been raised by.
- Out: Why do you think that was? Do you think it was some kind of retaliation, like they felt stifled growing up?
- BC: Not retaliation. I think it was trying to find truth as you get older. Some people try to find truth just fucking as many people as they can. Some people, like me, try to find truth through complete inactivity.
- Out: You didn't get very involved in that experimentation and promiscuity growing up in the South?
- BC: I was intrigued. I wanted to know the emotional after-effects. I'm not really attracted to gay culture in a sensual sense. I'm interested in people that are not like me, who are not extroverted and flamboyant. I'm interested in finding people that are confused and in need of something.
i am very convinced that this is the sole inspiration for all of bradford cox’s musical career
Bradford Cox - What’s In My Bag?
Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound and Deerhunter goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood
Bradford Cox at home 2012
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Sigor Ros Commissioned different directors to make a video for some of their songs, and this one is by far my favorite. It will kill you, in the best way.