Ty Segall :: Harmonizer

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Ty Segall :: Harmonizer There’s a fine tradition of albums named after the recording studios that birthed them, so in the modern era of so much at-home recording, it’s almost a warm and welcoming anachronism when it happens. Harmonizer, the first recording to be completed at Ty Segall’s new Harmonizer Studios, is just that. Coming … Continue reading Ty Segall :: Harmonizer

Gloria Ann Taylor & Misha Panfilov Sound Combo :: Be Worthy In the late ’70s Gloria Ann Taylor walked away from the music business, her career having largely stalled out since its auspicious ’60s origins. But a recent renewed interest in the pioneering R&B/soul singer—ultimately resulting in the winning 2015 compilation Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing—sparked … Continue reading Gloria Ann Taylor & Misha Panfilov Sound Combo :: Be Worthy

Lagniappe Sessions :: Liam Kazar

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Lagniappe Sessions :: Liam Kazar Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. In our recent piece on Liam Kazar’s Due North, we noted that the Kansas City/Chicago polymath was “justifiably confident no matter the subject or style,” as the … Continue reading Lagniappe Sessions :: Liam Kazar

Bedouine :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview On the heels of two outstanding studio records, singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian (Bedouine) has crafted an enviable trajectory sharing a creative space akin to the folk sphere of Karen Dalton or Nick Drake. The immediate embrace of the material is only matched by Korkejian’s intriguing, dizzying path to date: incessant … Continue reading Bedouine :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Ustad Saami :: East Pakistan Sky

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Ustad Saami :: East Pakistan Sky Microtonal, atmospheric and ancient. East Pakistan Sky marks the third album from Ustad Saami, the last living practitioner of surti, a modal form of the khayál technique, and precursor of the Islamic devotional music of Qawwali. Comprised of two tracks (the first of which clocks in at meditative 29 … Continue reading Ustad Saami :: East Pakistan Sky

Vince Guaraldi :: Little Birdie (Hour-Long Loop) If it’s not abundantly clear, we’re big Autumn Heads here at AD. From our Equinox Spotify playlist to the Way Out Weather medley to the recent Autumn Hymnal outing to the Farewell Green Leaves mixtape and beyond, we’re all about music that sounds best when the nights get cool … Continue reading Vince Guaraldi :: Little Birdie (Hour-Long Loop)

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab :: October 2021 Floating in the ether once again. Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard returns for its regular third Sunday broadcast. Four hours of freeform radio from the RFAD crew on October 17 from 4-8 PM Pacific. In hour one, guest DJ David Mittleman joins us for Observations of Deviance, an hour … Continue reading Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab :: October 2021

Jerry David DeCicca :: The Unlikely Optimist & His Domestic Adventures This one from the outstanding Texas Hill Country-based singer-songwriter Jerry David DeCicca emerged digitally last year, but it definitely needs another bump — especially since the Worried Songs label has now given it a well-deserved vinyl edition. The Unlikely Optimist & His Domestic Adventuresisn’t a record … Continue reading Jerry David DeCicca :: The Unlikely Optimist & His Domestic Adventures

Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter Ten Welcome back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Book Club, our monthly gathering of recent (or not so recent) recommended reading. Your librarians this month are J Annis, D Mansfield, and T Wilcox. Rolling Thunder Logbook, Sam Shepard: Though it can be a little tricky to come by, Rolling … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter Ten

Jeffrey Alexander (Dire Wolves/Heavy Lidders) :: Transmissions This week on the Transmissions, Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders and Dire Wolves. For decades now, he’s been a fixture in the psychedelic mutant underground. He’s got a great new self-titled record out now on Arrowhawk with his song-oriented project the Heavy Lidders, a vast catalog with … Continue reading Jeffrey Alexander (Dire Wolves/Heavy Lidders) :: Transmissions

Ben Chasny :: The Intimate Landscape

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Ben Chasny :: The Intimate Landscape Let’s hear it for Ben Chasny, who’s pulled off a rare hat trick for 2021 — three radically different (and just plain radical) releases in a single calendar year. First, we got New Bums’ long awaited second LP, The Last Time I Saw Grace. Then came the spaceways-traveling/Faust-covering Six Organs of … Continue reading Ben Chasny :: The Intimate Landscape

Lagniappe Sessions :: Cochemea

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Lagniappe Sessions :: Cochemea Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On Vol. II Baca Sewa, Cochemea Gastelum returns with a deeply rooted set of cosmic funk, soul, and jazz-inflected spiritual music. Like his 2019 Daptone instant classic All … Continue reading Lagniappe Sessions :: Cochemea

Daniel Romano :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Since his debut onto the Canadian music scene just over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and visual artist, Daniel Romano has been living every aspect of the word prolific. Now with close to 20 releases under his belt (including 10 in last year alone) the artist just dropped … Continue reading Daniel Romano :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Tarah Kikuchi :: Science EP

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Tarah Kikuchi :: Science EP Tokyo based Tarah Kikuchi is by turns throwback and on-trend. His homespun recordings feel snug, warm and familiar. Songs like “Railgun Girl” reside in a sweet spot between Hosono and Demarco, but it’s when he ventures out from that place of comfort, sonically, on a track like “Veronica,” the results … Continue reading Tarah Kikuchi :: Science EP

Unearthed, Vol. 17 :: 1971 Blend

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Unearthed, Vol. 17 :: 1971 Blend Time for another journey through the past! The latest volume of our ongoing Unearthed bootleg mix series features just about 71 minutes of live jams from 1971: krautrock, folk rock, hard rock, jazz rock, etc. Fifty years later, these sounds remain vital, even through that lo-fi tape hiss. Don’t delay — get … Continue reading Unearthed, Vol. 17 :: 1971 Blend

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Myriam Gendron Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. It’s been seven long years since Myriam Gendron’s stunning debut, Not So Deep As A Well, where she delicately adorned the poetry of Dorothy Parker with … Continue reading The Lagniappe Sessions :: Myriam Gendron

Hayden Pedigo :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Leave it to Texas guitarist Hayden Pedigo to confound. On the cover of the 27-year-old’s latest album, a pristine collection of carefully played and beautifully arranged solo acoustic guitar called Letting Go, Pedigo stands adorned in black-metal style corpse paint in front of a big rig. Absurdist humor … Continue reading Hayden Pedigo :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Diversions :: Kevin Morby On His Favorite Demos/Home Recordings For this installment of Diversions we caught up with Kevin Morby on the eve of his upcoming release, A Night At The Little Los Angeles (Sundowner 4-Track Demos). Comprised of ten tracks recorded at Morby’s home studio in Kansas, we asked the singer-songwriter to riff on … Continue reading Diversions :: Kevin Morby On His Favorite Demos/Home Recordings

The Aquarium Drunkard Show | Ty Segall Is The Selector Ty Segall is the selector, sitting in with Justin for the full two hours. Segall’s new lp Harmonizer is out now via Drag City. Transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 679: Intro … Continue reading The Aquarium Drunkard Show | Ty Segall Is The Selector

Country Joe & The Fish :: Section 43 (Live at Monterey Pop Festival) It’s something about that shriek—the way it piercingly cuts through the otherwise bird-chirping and cawing dewy morning tranquility of what’s on screen. What is on screen is D.A. Pennebaker’s footage of Country Joe & the Fish performing “Section 43” at the 1967 … Continue reading Country Joe & The Fish :: Section 43 (Live at Monterey Pop Festival)

Nate Mercereau :: SUNDAYS (Live from Elsewhere) Transmitting from Topanga Canyon, Nate Mercereau with the vibe control. Over the course of the past year, Mercereau, Carlos Niño and Josh Johnson held a series of outdoor concerts around Southern California, including Ojai, Venice, Malibu and the hills of Topanga where the following video footage was captured. … Continue reading Nate Mercereau :: SUNDAYS (Live from Elsewhere)

Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview 40 years on, it’s still hard to know how to classify the Violent Femmes. But taking in the recently reissued Add It Up (1981-1993) compilation, which pulls from the band’s genre-blurring first five albums, and Craft Recordings’ expanded 30th anniversary edition of the band’s 1991 fifth … Continue reading Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Cactus Lee

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The Lagniappe Sessions :: Cactus Lee Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Cactus Lee’s Kevin Dehan has been keeping busy. Following the release of four long-players in the span of some eighteen months, his honky-tonk horizons are set … Continue reading The Lagniappe Sessions :: Cactus Lee