Archive for the 'Roadside Graves' Category

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

When a piano silhouette sparkles through the first moments of “Demons,” you might think you’d reached for the wrong CD. The uptempo percussion sequence that immediately follows would only embolden this belief–that is, until John Gleason’s familiar rasp comes brimming into focus. And, as with its opener, so it goes throughout much of the Roadside […]

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Last month Roadside Graves debuted “Liv Tyler,” the first single off their forthcoming EP, You Won’t Be Happy With Me (out March 23rd). The band now has a video for the track, shot by Travis Huggett, in and around their hometown of Metuchen, NJ (see below). I described the direction of new EP to a […]

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

This Tuesday Autumn Tone (AD’s label) is digitally reissuing Roadside Graves debut LP, If Shacking Up Is All You Want To Do, with an additional six bonus tracks. This comes out exactly one month before the band’s upcoming EP, You Won’t Be Happy With Me —due out March 23rd. Below, Graves’ primary vocalist, John Gleason, […]

Friday, November 27th, 2009

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Earlier this year I asked Roadside Graves‘ John Gleason and Jeremy Benson to wax a bit about one of their favorite songwriters, Roger Miller, as the Graves music is nothing if not […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009

If you somehow couldn’t tell, Roadside Graves new LP, My Son’s Home, is our favorite roots-based album of 2009. Period. Clocking in at an hour, in the span of 18 tracks, the record is a testament to the art of storytelling in the long-player format; something we are seeing less and less of in the […]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Below Roadside Graves principles, John Gleason and Jeremy Benson, discuss their introduction, and relationship, with the late great (and vastly underrated) Roger Miller. The band just recently sold out their album release […]

Monday, June 15th, 2009

AD and Stark Online present Roadside Graves’ album release party, this Friday, at Piano’s in NYC.  If you have yet to catch the My Son’s Home material in a live setting, you should do so immediately.  Blair, who has left L.A., finished a new record, and  is now a Brooklynite, will be on the supporting […]

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Listening to the Roadside Graves forthcoming LP, My Son’s Home, you might draw associations to dusty, cross-country road trips and grainy, lo-fi photography. Paying homage to nearly every piece of Music Americana—folk,, rock and more—the record indeed sounds like it could’ve been recorded nearly everywhere at once, despite the band’s New York-via-New Jersey roots. […]

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Being a fan of folk music can be frustrating. Oftentimes, folkies focus so intently on their lyrical and storytelling powers that the music seems to come second, if at all; people forget that the flurry of finger-picking is just as important to “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” as the words themselves. At times, the folk […]