A little while back I was fortunate enough to see Deerhunter open up for Nine Inch Nails. Although I was totally entranced by their performance, I could see that a lot of the people around me were not. But this isn't a critique of them - indeed, a part of me understands why they were disgruntled. Deerhunter, like Atlas Sound, is not the kind of music to thrash around to (like a good deal of NIN's outstanding catalog). My first listen to Logos was done with my body horizontal on a couch with a good pair of headphones. This, like so much of the music I love, is the best way to experience this album.
I've read in one place or another that Brandon Cox (the brainchild of Atlas Sound) is a huge fan of doo-wop music, and it shows on some of the album's best tracks. These songs, and others, are catchy and deep. Mr. Cox's musical knowledge obviously deep, and he seems to draw upon it in his own music. He's well versed in dream pop, shoegazer, classic rock, alternative rock, progressive, pop - you name it.
Give this album a try; you won't be disappointed. If you're hungry for more (and you will be), check out Deerhunter's albums and Atlas Sound's first album (and their recently released EP).
In my mind, this is what indie music is all about.