Archive for April, 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Welcome to the April edition of the Aquarium Drunkard podcast, coming in from West of the Rockies. On this program, we explore the late night radio theater of the late Art Bell. The Coast to Coast AM host passed away on Friday, April 13th, and we’ve spent the days since exploring his classic archives. Aquarium […]

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

As a digital institution it’s hard to beat Bandcamp. It’s ridiculously easy to use, it puts money directly into artists’ (and labels’) pockets and there’s a seemingly endless amount of music to discover there — new, old and in-between. Of course, that endlessness can be a little overwhelming. So here are 10 recent releases that […]

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Following up the excellent Planetary Peace reissue from last year, the Love All Day label comes through yet again with another virtually unknown private press ambient masterpiece. Warren Sampson’s Traveller, released in extremely limited quantities in 1987, is a wonder, taking listeners on a journey through misty/mystical landscapes reminiscent of Brian Eno’s On Land or […]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard every Wednesday at 7pm PST with an encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app. SIRIUS 519: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Gal Costa – Relance ++ David Byrne & Brian Eno – Regiment ++ The Fall – Marquis Cha Cha […]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

On YRU Still Here, the third album from guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist Shahzad Ismaily, and drummer Ches Smith’s Ceramic Dog combo, absurdist rage is made explicitly political, and flamenco is transmuted into scathing punk funk. “Subtlety is not my forte,” Ribot says wryly over the phone. No kidding. Opener “Personal Nancy” begins with a howl: […]

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

This track was recorded in the kitchen of 1405 Winchester St. in Fredericksburg, Virginia sometime in October or November of 2009, about a year and a half before Daniel would self-release his first LP Apparitions at the Kenmore Plantation under the name Sacred Harp. “Feast of the Green Corn” would appear as the opening track […]

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Los Angeles’ Craig Smith, aka Maitreya Kali, is one of the greatest songwriters of the 60s, though his work is known (consciously) to only a small but devoted cult. Craig wrote several big hits for MOR artist Andy Williams, penned “Salesman” which was recorded by The Monkees, and should have found fame and fortune with […]