Archive for May, 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) AD is spending the month of May looking at some one-hitters from the 90s; an age rife with overlooked “alternative” gems from the days of 120 Minutes and the just below-the-surface power-pop scene that was bursting with great music. […]

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Lockett Pundt (Lotus Plaza/Deerhunter) is my guest today during the second hour of the show. You can download his AD mixtape here. SIRIUS 143: […]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The opening line of Vic Chesnutt’s About to Choke is about as apt a self description as one could ask for from a writer: “A funny pilgrim on a crazy crusade.” And whether this was meant to be referential to Chesnutt’s life on the whole or merely his then recent plunge into the upper echelons […]

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Helping me bend space and time this week on the AD show is Lockett Pundt of Lotus Plaza and Deerhunter.  The Lotus Plaza debut, The Floodlight Collective, remains one of my favorite sleeper LPs from 2009; an album that—if you appreciate the aesthetic of his main gig—I suggest you buy, beg, borrow or steal. Below […]

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Psychedelic music typically references an out-of-body experience. Dungen are masters of the genre, so were Cream and The Beatles, and all of these bands will certainly creep up as Innerspeaker massages your sense of hearing. Hell, even vocalist/guitarist Kevin Parker’s voice sounds so naturally close to John Lennon. But there’s more being explored here beyond […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Lockett Pundt (Lotus Plaza/Deerhunter) will be my guest next week on the radio show. Earlier this month Deerhunter paid a visit to the BBC studios while in London. Amongst the tracks cut during the live radio session was a cover of The Fall’s “Who Makes The Nazis.” Audio rip courtesy of JPs Blog. MP3: Deerhunter […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 142: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Skunk ++ Richard Swift – Drakula (Hey Man!) ++ […]