Archive for the 'Roadside Graves' Category

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, alt.country, 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 […]