“My songs are my true autobiography—it’s all in there, if you know where to look.” If that’s the case, the latest chapter in Robyn Hitchcock’s story is the brand-new SHUFFLEMANIA!, the songwriter’s first full-length LP since 2017. Released on his own Tiny Ghost Records label, it’s a star-studded affair, with guest appearances from Emma Swift, Kimberley Rew, Johnny Marr, Brendan Benson, Pat Sansone, Eric Slick, Sean Ono Lennon, Morris Windsor and more, all adding their skills to a very strong collection of new Hitchcock tunes. To get the scoop, Aquarium Drunkard connected with Hitchcock via Zoom in London…
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Robyn Hitchcock/Howe Gelb of Giant Sand/Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate :: Transmissions
One from the Transmissions vaults: a roundtable conversation with three indie rock lifers: Robyn Hitchcock, Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate). The talk was recorded in August 2018 at Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona.
Transmissions Podcast :: Matt Sullivan of Light in the Attic/In Conversation: Howe Gelb, Steve Wynn, and Robyn Hitchcock
We’re back. The weather is beginning to turn. We’re almost there. Welcome to the September edition of the Transmissions podcast. On this episode, we sit down with three legends of independent […]
Robyn Hitchcock :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview
A conversation with Robyn Hitchcock can at times feel a lot his lyrics; just when things seem grounded, the skies open up and we’re off in the clouds for a whimsical journey. […]
Robyn Hitchcock :: S/T
After nearly four decades of consistently inspired/inspiring songwriting, Robyn Hitchcock has very little left to prove. But happily, he sounds absolutely energized on his new self-titled LP, his 21st solo […]
Acid Bird :: A Robyn Hitchcock Companion – The First 20 Years
The following playlist is a celebration of Robyn Hitchcock’s first 20 years of recordings; specifically ones that, while they may be ‘accessible’, still showcase the singular nature of his creativity. Hitchcock spent […]
Off The Record :: Robyn Hitchcock (NY, NY)
Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale […]
Robyn Hitchcock :: Symphony Space, NYC 11/22
It was a bit odd to walk into Symphony Space on Saturday night and see director Jonathan Demme trying to scalp his extra tickets to that evening’s performance of I Often Dream of Trains , the […]
An Evening With Robyn Hitchcock & Nick Lowe
Robyn Hitchcock and Nick Lowe are set to perform, tomorrow night, here in Los Angeles at the El Rey . AD NYC correspondent, adam mandel, reports from the Manhattan show last night, giving us a preview […]
Robyn Hitchcock :: Gets Spooked
I’m still loving Robyn Hitchcock’s 2006 album with the Venus 3, Ole Tarantula , but seeing him play semi-acoustic this Spring called for a re-visitation of his stark, southern gothic tinged 2004 LP Spooked . […]
Robyn Hitchcock :: Ole! Tarantula
Upon first listening to the upcoming Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 record Ole! Tarantula I was immediately struck with two competing thoughts: a) damn, this is really good. B) I would bet cash money that Bob Pollard is a […]
Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: October 22
Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard, every third Sunday on dublab. Up first on our four-hour broadcast, Chad DePasquale’s New Happy Gathering, with chilly winds of gospel, country, soul & folk. Then, Jason P. Woodbury takes over with Range and Basin, synth folk, Spanish psych, jazz, and piano meditations. Then, Tyler Wilcox pops in Doom and Gloom from the Tomb, with an hour of Robyn Hitchcock deep cuts, demos, rarities, b-sides and live material spanning his entire career. And to close, Autumn Sweater, woodsmoke, buffalo check and the crunch of broken pine needles underfoot. Tune in Sunday, October 16 from 4-8 PM PST on dublab.
Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter Nine
Back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard Book Club: Chapter Nine, featuring poetic music writing by Hanif Abdurraqib, Dead insider Steve Parrish, the lyrics of Robyn Hitchcock, John Higgs on William Blake, and the underground comix of Gary Panter.
Like Some Cool River :: Reimagining Richard Thompson
Like Some Cool River is a sampling of Richard Thompson covers from over the decades, with inspired offerings from old comrades (Sandy Denny, Iain Matthews) alongside devoted acolytes (Robyn Hitchcock, Stephen Malkmus). There are a few surprises along the way, too. Dig in …
Aquarium Drunkard :: 2022 Year in Review
Looking back to look ahead. It’s our Year In Review 2022. As always, our list is unranked and unruly. Let it blurb.