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Jake Xerxes Fussell :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Jake Xerxes Fussell was born to be a finger-picker. Born to two folklorists in the country-blues rich environs of Columbus, Georgia, he grew up in a household where field recorders and blues pickers regularly turned up at dinner time and where Library of Congress LPs sat on … Continue reading Jake Xerxes Fussell :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Pedro The Lion :: Transmissions

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Pedro The Lion :: Transmissions Welcome to a bonus edition of Transmissions with David Bazan of Pedro The Lion joining host Jason P. Woodbury to discuss the release of the band’s surprise album Havasu. Like 2019’s Phoenix, the record focuses on Bazan’s youth in Arizona. In this loose conversation, Bazan describes how he approached writing … Continue reading Pedro The Lion :: Transmissions

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Monde UFO

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The Lagniappe Sessions :: Monde UFO Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Monde UFO—the LA-based duo of Ray Monde and Kris Chau—released one of our favorite records last year with 7171, a vibrant collection of free jazz and … Continue reading The Lagniappe Sessions :: Monde UFO

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Garcia Peoples (Second Session) Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Garcia Peoples have been on the move. Since we last rendezvoused with the band they have expanded to a sextet performing live feats that … Continue reading The Lagniappe Sessions :: Garcia Peoples (Second Session)

Calvin Keys :: Proceed With Caution

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Calvin Keys :: Proceed With Caution Proceed With Caution is the second two bonafide heaters that guitarist Calvin Keys recorded for Black Jazz Records. Originally released in 1974, Keys’ sophomore session as leader honed the free-flowing spiritual soul-jazz of Shawn-Neeq into more complex and layered compositions, bolstered by the broader instrumentation of a septet that … Continue reading Calvin Keys :: Proceed With Caution

Julie Doiron :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview I Thought Of You marks Julie Doiron’s first official solo release in nine years. The singer-songwriter from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada’s most cherished indie-rock band, Eric’s Trip, has released a steady-stream of albums since So Many Days in 2012, including Julie & The Wrong Guys (a collaboration with members … Continue reading Julie Doiron :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: January 2022 Signals coming in mighty strong. Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab returns for its regular third Sunday broadcast. Four hours of freeform radio from the RFAD crew on January 16 4-8 PM Pacific. In hour one, a new recurring show: New Happy Gathering with Chad DePasquale, an hour of lo-fi soul, … Continue reading Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: January 2022

ROY :: Capitalism

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ROY :: Capitalism Patrick Lefler is a key figure in Toronto’s new psychedelic scene. As the mastermind behind the revolving doors of ROY, his recent releases have included an extraterrestrial concept album, a trip back to the garage, and a collection of soothing synth waves to coax listeners into slumber. For his latest project, Lefler … Continue reading ROY :: Capitalism

Aye Me, Moore Heart New Transcription (A Warren Defever Mixtape) Though Warren Defever remains permanently busy with His Name Is Alive and mastering work, he’s also been on a tear with Ian Masters of Pale Saints under their long running ESP Summer banner. Last year saw the official release of Kingdom Of Heaven, a work … Continue reading Aye Me, Moore Heart New Transcription (A Warren Defever Mixtape)

Greg Tate :: Transmissions

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Greg Tate :: Transmissions Welcome back to Transmissions. Our seventh season commences today with the brilliant Greg Tate, a legendary music writer, musician, creative explorer and sojourner. He passed away unexpectedly after our December 6th conversation, and this talk constitutes our delayed contribution to the choruses of writers, artists, and thinkers rightly proclaiming his praises … Continue reading Greg Tate :: Transmissions

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Elijah Wolf

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The Lagniappe Sessions :: Elijah Wolf Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Elijah Wolf kicks off the Lagniappe Sessions for 2022. Recorded alone in his Brooklyn apartment at the end of last year, before digitally landing in Los … Continue reading The Lagniappe Sessions :: Elijah Wolf

Aquarium Drunkard Book Club: Chapter 12 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 Jarrod Annis, Tyler Wilcox, and Jason P. Woodbury. Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock and Roll, Peter Bebergal: From the foundational myth … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard Book Club: Chapter 12

The Soundcarriers :: Wilds

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The Soundcarriers :: Wilds A welcome return to ring in the new year, Nottingham, England quartet The Soundcarriers have emerged from an eight year hiatus following their 2014 long player, Entropicalia. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Isherwood describes Wilds as summing up a number of the band’s eclectic influences, a body of work which can be channeled back … Continue reading The Soundcarriers :: Wilds

William Parker :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Music flows out of bassist, composer and bandleader William Parker like a river. Parker, who turns 70 on January 10, 2022, released some of his most powerful work in 2021, including the 10-CD box set, Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World – [Volumes 1–10]. … Continue reading William Parker :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Do You Fall? …And The Evolution Of WEEED When WEEED began kicking around Portland, Oregon in 2008, it was easy enough to file the band alongside other “Sweet Leaf”-inspired doom metal bands. But in the intervening years, the group has expanded and deviated, incorporating elements of psychedelia, jazz, kosmiche, jazz, and folk rock along the … Continue reading Do You Fall? …And The Evolution Of WEEED

Picastro :: I’ve never met a stranger Toronto’s Picastro first emerged in the mid 1990s as the slowcore indie-rock outlet of songwriter Liz Hysen. In the intervening decades, she has welcomed a rotating cast of collaborators, released a pair of albums with Polyvinyl, and maintained a cult following through a steady drip of downcast songs … Continue reading Picastro :: I’ve never met a stranger

New Transfigurations: Recent / Recommended 21st Century Guitar Music The guitar underground continues to evolve in weird and wonderful ways. With so many talented players emerging on a regular basis, it can be hard for even the die-hards to keep up. But we’ll keep trying…Here’s a handy roundup of some recent and recommended releases, ranging … Continue reading New Transfigurations: Recent / Recommended 21st Century Guitar Music

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Castle Dogs | A Mixtape Castle Dogs is a sixty minute slow boil of post-punk and new/no-wave, mixed live from Uncle Tio’s collection and dubbed to tape exclusively for Aquarium Drunkard. Each tape features exclusive artwork and an instant photo of the tracklist. Play at full volume. We are giving away six … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Castle Dogs | A Mixtape

Jennifer Castle :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Late last month, on the Winter Solstice, Jennifer Castle re-released a live recording from the Music Gallery in Toronto from 2006, the first recorded output of her now treasured career, and a document harkening back to the early days of when she recorded under the name Castlemusic and … Continue reading Jennifer Castle :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto :: After After A hypnotic and heady serving of instrumental psych-funk, Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto’s “After After” burns slow and low. We happened upon this nasty eight minute piece of work over the break, and immediately placed the groove on repeat for the next hour. That said, ad infinitum … Continue reading Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto :: After After

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard December 2021 Drifting outward and outward. Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab returns for its regular third Sunday broadcast. Four hours of freeform radio from the RFAD crew on December 19 from 4-8 PM Pacific. In hour one, a holiday spectacular from AD founder Justin Gage, heavy on yuletide soul, funk, and jazz. … Continue reading Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard December 2021

George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers :: Enchanted (1961) Why does the twinkling of the ivories over sibilant cymbal splashing evoke the colors of the holiday season so aptly? Is Jazz (capital J)—in all its strange, sultry, and semi-deranged forms—the quintessential soundrop to the season which leads up to the new year?? From the sweet … Continue reading George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers :: Enchanted (1961)

Videodrome :: Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick’s Christmas Film (Welcome to Videodrome. A recurring column plumbing the depths of vintage and contemporary cinema – from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir, documentary and beyond.) What constitutes a Christmas film? We know that A Christmas Story (1983) is a Christmas film. It Happened On Fifth … Continue reading Videodrome :: Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick’s Christmas Film

Aquarium Drunkard :: 2021 Year In Review

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Aquarium Drunkard :: 2021 Year In Review Here it is: our Year In Review 2021. Unranked and sprawling as always. A guide to the music that stuck with us throughout another strange year. Thanks for riding through with us. As we enter 2022, here’s a survey of AD’s recurring cultural offerings: Each Wednesday night on … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard :: 2021 Year In Review