Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions return with Tashaki Miyaki. Here, the ethereal Los Angeles dream-pop three piece lay down a resonating, haunting rendition of The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes For You”, coupled with a narcotized take on the Mats “Unsatisfied”. Drummer and vocalist Lucy Miyaki, in her own words, below.

MP3: Tashaki Miyaki :: I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)

This is one of my favorite songs and recordings. The vocal is smooth and haunting and the backing vocals are gorgeous and follow the spooky melody perfectly…nothing from this time sounds quite like it. The percussive piano part throughout also blows my mind.

MP3: Tashaki Miyaki :: Unsatisfied (The Replacements)

I love Let It Be and this song especially seems super timeless to me. The simplicity of the lyric makes it cutting…it gets me in the guts every time…its a sentiment every human can relate to and the guitar part is beautiful.

Related: Lagniappe Sessions Archives / original illustration for aquarium drunkard by Ben Towle.

11 Responses to “The Lagniappe Sessions :: Tashaki Miyaki (The Flamingos / Replacements)”

  1. […] an illustration I did for the Aquarium Drunkard blog of the band Tashaki Miyaki. They’re a very cool band–the remind me a bit of maybe The […]

  2. How can I download this?

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  5. Thank you so much

  6. Really love the artwork for this. Absolutely killer.

  7. Good stuff. I’d never heard of this group, but it sounds like they have a nice Mazzy Star-ish thing going on. Thanks again.

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  9. […] a few days ago. The band also recorded a fantastic cover of The Replacements’ Unsatisfied for Aquarium Drunkard as part of their Lagniappe […]

  10. […] the track here and hear another cover — of The Replacements “Unsatisfied” – back at AD. The band plays on February 27 at the Bootleg Bar and below is one of their […]

  11. […] 7. Tashaki Miyaki: “Unsatisfied” Los Angeles dream-pop three-piece cover The Replacements in session for Aquarium Drunkard. […]

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