Archive for June, 2009

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Formed in 2006, Providence, RI trio The Low Anthem have provided the summer of 2009 with music that, while purposefully anachronistic, offers glimpses into the past, present and future like a great American novel.  Behind the air blowing through their ancient harmonium is a band who actually sees the music of the future as far […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

With reissues, a box set and vinyl all hitting shelves this year it’s a good time to be a Big Star fan, if albeit, a somewhat confusing one.  A quick wrap-up: Two weeks ago saw the release of the long-standing double CD version of the #1 Record/Radio City LPs.  The music contained within is obviously […]

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Tonight in LA at the Troubadour in West Hollywood: John Vanderslice & The Tallest Man On Earth.  Come on out.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg + Download JV via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ——————————————————————————————————————————

Monday, June 29th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) We spend a lot of time discussing the elements of the music that moves us, whether it’s lyrics or instrumentation. However, at a certain point, there is an ineffable quality about the music we like that affects us in […]

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XM, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 100: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Neutral Milk Hotel – Glue (Gerbils cover) ++ Modern Skirts […]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

“Reckoning was a chance to turn up the volume, tear up the rule book, and instead capture R.E.M.’s on-stage mojo.” – Don Dixon (producer, Reckoning) My relationship with Reckoning began roughly twenty years ago via a dubbed cassette copy I recorded off my friend’s older brother’s vinyl LP.  The flip side of the tape was […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Last week longtime AD pal, and Athens, GA resident, Lucas Jensen, sat down for a candid interview with Will Cullen Hart. Circulatory System performs at our Athfest party this Friday night. Talking to Will Cullen Hart, the force behind Circulatory System and one of the founders of Olivia Tremor Control and the Elephant 6 collective, […]