Archive for the 'Roadside Graves' Category

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Was there ever any doubt they’d be back? That’s the only question to consider when listening to Roadside Graves’ Acne/Ears — their first long-player in four years. As aspirations go, every band would love for music-making to be a full-time endeavor. But as realities set in, most bands live parallel lives: There’s the music, life […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

We last caught up with Roadside Graves via their 2011 LP, We Can Take Care of Ourselves, an eleven track song-cycle concerning S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The band is back in early 2015 with a new record entitled ACNE/EARS. Roadside’s John Gleason on the album’s first taste, “Body”, in his own words, after the jump…

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 […]