Archive for 2009

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

One of my favorite Okkervil River songs, I always save “Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas” for December, as Will Sheff so perfectly captures the emotional undercurrent of the season. Melancholic? Yes. Smart? Indeed. MP3: Okkervil River :: Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas ——————— + Download Okkervil River via eMusic’s […]

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

We’ve discussed the art of the mix many times on AD in the past, none more so than on A Cassette Valediction parts one and two. A well curated mix, be it an old school mixtape, CD-R or, ahem, radio show, truly is an art form. Try as ‘they’ may, the human element will never […]

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Some of the best holiday songs are the ones that don’t focus on the religious or spiritual nature of the season, but rather on the emotional resonance of a time of year that is centered around the idea of […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 121: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ The National – The Geese of Beverly Road ++ Sharon […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

With a super-late fourth quarter release date (November 24th), this one nearly slipped by me. Recording as Sunset, Gold Dissolves to Gray marks Bill Baird’s fourth solo release in the span of two years. An artist I continually make a point to keep up with, Gray again finds Baird tackling faded out, bedroom rock and […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

MP3: Neko Case :: Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits) —————— + Download Neko Case via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ———————————————————————————————————————————————

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Van Dyke Parks is best known for his work with Brian Wilson, penning those imaginative lines from the the SMiLE era (“I’ve been in this town so long that back in the city I’ve been taken for lost and gone and unknown for a long, long time”). Beyond his work with the Beach Boys, Parks […]