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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:18:02 +0000After a few months of rumors, Sony has finally announced another massive Bob Dylan box set — The 1966 Live Recordings. Weighing in at 36 (!) discs, it collects every known recording of Dylan’s confrontational 1966 tour of Australia and the UK (along with a handful of audience tapes from the US) with the Hawks, who were soon […]
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:48:59 +0000This Friday, September 30th will see the release of the eleventh studio album by the Drive-by Truckers. American Band is a tight, dark album comprised of the type of songwriting that Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have excelled at for years – specific stories that explore and reverberate through universal ideas. While the band has […]
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:58 +0000“High vibrations … Transformations … Let’s go higher.” These are among the opening words of Family Atlantica’s Soundways release Cosmic Unity, the second such offering from the London-based ensemble with roots in Africa and Venezuela. Such is the group’s nature: a heady and eclectic brew of latin funk, calypso, African highlife, and even Ethiopian jazz […]
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:43:54 +0000John Coltrane would’ve turned 90 today, and even though he passed on all the way back in 1967, the music he made still reverberates with a power and clarity that refuses to be dimmed by age. His work has been pored over endlessly by listeners and scholars, but there are still countless gems to be […]
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:50:05 +0000Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 449: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations ++ Pharoah Sanders – Love Is Everywhere (excerpt) ++ Eddie Gale – The Rain ++ Steve […]
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:22 +0000Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing. Holy Sons, the nom-de-tune of Emil Amos, is set to release In The Garden via Partisan Records on October 21st. For this installment of Diversions, Amos tackles the art of the b-side, […]
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:26:27 +0000September 29th, Aquarium Drunkard presents an evening with Steve Gunn and special guest Nathan Bowles at The Living Room in Long Beach. Like the Amen Dunes show earlier this year, this is a house show with limited seating. Tickets available here, and we have a couple pair to giveaway to AD readers. To enter, just […]
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:05 +0000On November 4th, Light in the Attic Records releases to follow up to the landmark I Am The Center new age box set: The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986. Like I Am The Center, the collection was produced and conceived by Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records) and offers a look at the cosmic sounds of […]
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:03 +0000Several months back I happened upon a survey stating that, according to Neilson, jazz now held the dubious honor of being the least listened to genre in the US. The piece went on state that both “jazz and classical represent just 1.4% of total U.S. music consumption apiece…with classical album sales higher for 2014.” This soon led […]
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:26:05 +0000Jamaica heavy. Here’s one to bookmark and view quickly before it’s taken down, the 1982 Jamaican cult film Countryman, with sounds courtesy of Lee Perry, the Wailers, Wally Badarou, etc. All propers to Studio One for the hat tip.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:59:14 +0000I like to ‘check in’ with this clip every now and again. You know, like right now. Footage recorded July, 2 1966, a year prior to Coltrane’s passing the following summer. This is also an excuse to give away a couple of copies of the “My Favorite Things” 45 that the label ran in conjunction […]
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:00:14 +0000Greta Morgan is Springtime Carnivore. A continuation of the strain of melodic psychedelic pop found on her s/t debut, her new album Midnight Room is out October 7th via Autumn Tone. Catch it. Pre-order: here.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:56 +0000“Oh, please tell me you academics, how do you wake up from a non-dream?” That impossible question is one of many loosed by Cass McCombs on his latest album, Mangy Love. It appears about half way through opening track, “Bum, Bum, Bum,” a nuanced lament about institutionalized and violent racism, built on a smoldering, descending […]
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:50:03 +0000Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 448: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Tortoise – Cravo É Canela ++ Lizzy Mercier Descloux -Wawa ++ Can – All Gates Open ++ […]
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:00:01 +0000LA’s perennial coast and canyon outfit rinse the salt off with Darren 4, their first LP in 10 years. Two decades in, led by the Zelig-like Darren Rademaker, the Tyde remain kitted out in a unique, often imitated, bouillabaisse of sound. It’s not gossip if it’s true. Kooks take note. Rademaker, on the video, below . […]