Archive for the 'Roadside Graves' Category

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Roadside Graves cover “Downbound Train” on the upcoming Springsteen tribute compilation, Long Distance Salvation. Below, I asked the Graves’ John Gleason to shed some light on the track selection, the band’s reimagination of it and his relationship with the Springsteen’s music. Gleason, in his own words, below. – AD We were originally asked to cover “Open […]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun \ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Welcome to the second installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. This week’s […]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

There are two broad views you can take of Roadside Graves latest, We Can’t Take Care of Ourselves: As the concept album that it is, inspired by the S.E. Hinton classic The Outsiders, or as a mark of maturation in the band’s work, musical styling distinct of thematic impulses. Though The Outsiders concept will certainly […]

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Upon first meeting Roadside Graves keys/synths/piano-man Johnny Piatkowski, two things came to mind: 1) damn, this guy can really play, and 2) damn, this guy has a most impressive array of Peter […]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Earlier this month Muzzle of Bees posted the ‘lost’ Aquarium Drunkard session we did with Roadside Graves at Infrasonic Studios during the summer of 2009. Among other things the session marked the first appearance of “Liv Tyler” which would later be recorded during the You Won’t Be Happy With Me sessions in a cabin deep […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Roadside Graves just set out on the road for a month-long tour of the US of A — most likely coming to a town near you. The band went in the studio last month and cut an Aquarium Drunkard session consisting of two covers: Lindsey Buckingham’s “Holiday Road” and Odawas “Boy In The Yard;” both […]

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

New Orleans, this Friday night Aquarium Drunakrd presents a double bill of labelmates Roadside Graves and Futurebirds at One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse St. in the quarter. If you read the blog of the regular then you’re well aware of my affection for both. Roadside are kicking off their North American tour and Futurebirds are […]

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Saturday night, at Pianos in NYC, Aquarium Drunkard presents Roadside Graves EP release show. The band released You Won’t Be Happy With Me, on Autumn Tone, last month right after SXSW, so if you’re in the city come out and hear the new tunes live.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing. Today we catch up Roadside Graves’ John Gleason whose EP You Won’t Be Happy With Me came out last week.) A few months back I was driving to work and heard Shearwater’s […]