Any Major Dude Will Tell You. New Radio Free AD tees. Ltd. run via the sustainable, NC based, Recover Brands — the same folks who did our Dead Notes tee. 4oz, water based print.
Weird Times, Strange Signals. On sale until May 3rd.
Durham songwriter al Riggs returns with a new country music album, I Got a Big Electric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep. They joined us to discuss the album’s concept, finding your own way into traditional music, and of course, Robert Altman’s 1980 movie Popeye.
Over the last decade, brothers Bill and Turner Ross have quietly built one of the most singular and idiosyncratic careers in contemporary, non-fiction cinema.
We recently connected with the Ross brothers to talk about their unconventional approach to crafting this film, their comfort navigating the thin, blurred line between documentary and the traditional feature and what they’ve got spinning on the stereo during lockdown.
“Our films follow a consistent ethos: Don’t talk about it, be about it.”
Crazy Horse’s Frank “Poncho” Sampedro joined up with Neil Young in 1973 and remained firmly in place until 2014. He joins Aquarium Drunkard’s Tyler Wilcox for a look back at his time in the Horse—at times dosed, at times dazed, but always tapped into the mythic rock and roll spirit that drove the band.
From the lush, exciting outskirts of “left field” this series likes to summon, the band plucked for us Mac Miller’s ‘2009’ and Danzig’s ‘Am I Demon.’
…re-imagining ‘2009’s lovely strings and piano and ‘Demon’s classic riffage. Worthy and original results, to be sure.
Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.
As its title suggests, Keys unlocks all kinds of musical doors, welcoming the listener into spaces that are alternately joyous and mournful, weird and deep. Make yourself right at home.
Freeform transmissions from Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. The April broadcast features new episodes of Range and Basin and Doom and Gloom from the Tomb plus Tyler Hale’s Tumbleweed and Uncle Tio’s Feathered Serpent. April 18, from 4—8 PM Pacific time.
Nana Yamato’s daydream pop evokes the limitless possibilities of a new day. Released by Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts’ Dull Tools label, it pairs MIDI blips, DIY beats, gleeful guitars and neon romance.
The previous Black Monument Ensemble long-player, Where Future Unfolds, was an absolute knockout. NOW might be even better. Led by the multi-talented Damon Locks, the Chicago collective includes such amazing players as Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay and Dana Hall, all coming together to create something totally unique — an uncanny blend of dreamy reveries and harsh realities.
Silk degrees. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays.
34.1090° N, 118.2334° W
Sun Ra was almost as prolific a writer as he was a composer. A new set of books and pamplets out on the Corbett vs. Dempsey showcase his literary side with visionary poetry, esoteric essays, heady manifestos, and occult philosophy.
This week on the show, Chicago’s Angel Bat Dawid. She joined us to discuss record collecting, the influence of Sun Ra, her history with music and religion, her creative practice, race, and much more.