Archive for August, 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Vic Chesnutt belongs to a pantheon of the most unique and gifted songwriters that has emerged in the modern era of rock/pop/folk. For nearly 20 years, his channeling of Southern Gothic storytelling, along with a gift for vignettes and lyrical imagery, has won him a collection of devout fans. Vic is getting ready to release […]

Friday, August 28th, 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. Today, during the first hour of the show, Akron/Family guest DJs while they cool their heels here in L.A. […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I’m splitting town for the weekend – driving a hundred miles up the coast to Santa Barbara for a friend’s wedding.  Last month this friend turned me on to the South Carolinian bedroom-synth project of Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out.  The track was “Feel It All Around,” and it has since made the blog-rounds 100 […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) I know, I’m with you. It’s hot out there. Late summer in Los Angeles, much of which by the way is un-air conditioned, can be brutal. And then there are those Santa Ana winds ‘blowing hot from the north.’  […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

On the local tip, L.A.’s No Age just released “You’re A Target,” an mp3 off their forthcoming Losing Feeling EP due October 6th via Sub Pop.  No CD release, vinyl and digital download only. Download: MP3: No Age :: You’re A Target ————– + Download No Age via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

We are Mondo Boys — a NY/LA mixtape/sound collage collaborative.  This is our faded out late-summer mix.  We do cassettes/digital. “WEIRD SUMMER” was created exclusively to get you through those last few incredibly sticky days of the hottest god damn summer you can remember. Fuel for the fire. Grab that boom box, hit the beach, […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The good news: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Vol. 1 is now available at eMusic — I can promise you it is well worth the 12 credits.  A must for Afro-pop enthusiasts, at twelve tracks, this is a concise measure of the pulse of the regional radio and clubs of Soweto in the late ’70s […]