Archive for July, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Monday night begins Local Natives month-long weekly residency at Spaceland.  It is free – AD presents along with Filter.  The band is back in L.A. after near-constant touring post-SXSW; most recently supporting Of Montreal in the UK and taking part in our friend Daytrotter’s inaugural barnstormer series last week.  Kickoff night, the band is supported […]

Friday, July 31st, 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 105: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ No Age – Boy Void ++ Atlas Sound – Recent […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Switching gears entirely, and the words of John Cleese, “and now for something completely different.”  With the release of Sonic Youth’s The Eternal earlier this summer I’ve been working in tracks from Evol and Sister on ye olde aquarium drunkard radio show.  Actually, that’s not entirely true as I tend to consistently pull from these […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) My friend Mike may have departed L.A. for Brooklyn at the beginning of ’09, but that is not impeding the work on our collaborative late summer AD mix-tape (will be out by Labor Day weekend). As much a sound […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

J Neas here, back from the weekend-long Merge XX anniversary party. With the exception of four months of my college career, I’ve spent my entire life living in the land of my birth, North Carolina. To this day it seems perverse that it took me until late high school and into college to begin to […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Fans of highlife, afrobeats and African funk, among others, generally discover new music due to either insane passion or dumb luck (count me as the latter). Most music from the Dark Continent is short on popularity and long in obscurity, oftentimes discovered accidentally in international bins at record stores (or, as it were, on blogs). […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009

If you somehow couldn’t tell, Roadside Graves new LP, My Son’s Home, is our favorite roots-based album of 2009. Period. Clocking in at an hour, in the span of 18 tracks, the record is a testament to the art of storytelling in the long-player format; something we are seeing less and less of in the […]