Archive for the 'Megafaun' Category

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Appalachian Excitation is the sound of four people in a room. It’s the sound of expat composer Arnold Dreyblatt — in the States from Berlin, where he’s lived and worked since 1984 — and the members of experimental folk outfit Megafaun, Phillip and Brad Cook, and Joseph Westerlund, specifically, at Pinebox Recording studio in Graham, […]

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Saturday night Aquarium Drunkard welcomes Megafaun back to Los Angeles at the Satellite. In support is Doug Paisley, whose record Constant Companion was one of the finest singer-songwriter driven LPs of 2010. Megafaun are presently touring in support of their most ambitious album to date, the self-titled Megafaun, out last month via Home Tapes. We’re […]

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

As you may have noticed, there is a massive Pink Floyd campaign underway — deluxe reissues, box sets, etc. As such, appreciations, re-appreciations and other ancillary pieces are popping up on various publications both online and off. Rolling Stone has dedicated its most recent cover to taking a look back at the creation of the […]

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Earlier this summer Sara from Hometapes and I drove up into the hills behind L.A.’s Griffith Park at dusk armed with a six pack of tallboys and a CD-R containing the upcoming, self-titled, Megafaun record. Never one to sit still, the band has once again turned yet another stylistic corner incorporating swaths of new sounds […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Megafaun’s breadth of style has been a hallmark of all its releases thus far, but the Heretofore EP is possibly the best example yet of the rambling, shifting and well-sequenced tendencies of the band. But it’s a touch ironic to say that considering that this record is, in many ways, also their most accessible and […]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

With the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival kicking off later this week in Raleigh, NC we asked Megafaun’s Bradley Cook to run down some of his favorite local haunts in his adopted hometown.  And, for those keeping score, this isn’t Cook’s first rodeo on AD; be sure to check out the piece he did on the […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Next month sees the debut of Justin Vernon’s (Bon Iver) collaboration with his Wisconsin brethren Collections of Colonies of Bees on their upcoming joint side-project Volcano Choir (out September 22 via Jagjaguwar).  We’ll be discussing the fruits of their labor, the LP Unmap, later this month. Vernon, who seemingly appeared out of nowhere in late […]