Diversions :: Holy Sons – Paying Tribute To The B-side

Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.

Holy Sons, the nom-de-tune of Emil Amos, is set to release In The Garden via Partisan Records on October 21st. For this installment of Diversions, Amos tackles the art of the b-side, touching on British psych, stadium rock solo projects, American funk and more. Amos, in his own words, below.

When it gets around midnight and I can officially release myself from the deadlines and stress of the workday, the whiskey glass comes out again and I reach for that stack of records that also represents being a slave to no one. Budgets and matters of capitalism have always controlled most of what we're delivered as music fans... but there's always been a trench off the beaten path where artists disregard these constraints, plug straight into the 4-track with barely any preparation (literally what McCartney did on his first solo record) and fly the freak flag with no regard for anyone outside of that small room. This is the natural domain of the B side.

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