Archive for the 'Sevens' Category

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) The muse that is ‘Summer’s end’ has long served as an allegory for countless pieces of prose, poetry and, of course, song. From the Beach Boys to Don Henley (“Boys of Summer,” anyone?), the bittersweet transition from the warm, […]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) The shifting landscape of commercial music has forced the industry to reconsider how to best deliver its music to an audience. It has also, inadvertently, breathed new life into songs and artists that were past their heyday. Nick Drake’s […]

Monday, May 31st, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) AD is spending the month of May looking at some one-hitters from the 90s; an age rife with overlooked “alternative” gems from the days of 120 Minutes and the just below-the-surface power-pop scene that was bursting with great music. […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) AD is spending the month of May looking at some one-hitters from the 90s; an age rife with overlooked “alternative” gems from the days of 120 Minutes and the just below-the-surface power-pop scene that was bursting with great music. […]

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Languid like LA at dusk, “Cruiser,” off the Red House Painters Old Ramon, is simultaneously both a paean to the city of Los Angeles and the narrator’s romantic love interest. Ever the storyteller, Mark Kozelek’s lyrics, consistently evocative, work on multiple levels painting a picture of both a relationship and mash note to LA, which, […]

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) AD is spending the month of May looking at some one-hitters from the 90s; an age rife with overlooked “alternative” gems from the days of 120 Minutes and the just below-the-surface power-pop scene that was bursting with great music. […]

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “Arrow Through Me,” off 1980’s Back To The Egg, finds McCartney dipping into his Stevie Wonder bag of tricks, employing both a laid back, slightly gruff, low-end Michael McDonald coupled with a high falsetto. All good, but what really […]

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 […]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I think our endorsement of Chapel Hill, NC’s The Love Language was made pretty clear in August with the inclusion of not one, but two of their tracks on our Weird Summer mixtape. If you require further endorsements, how about this: they just signed with Merge Records, and blew minds last month in New York […]