Archive for the 'Sevens' Category

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 […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) I know, I’m with you. It’s hot out there. Late summer in Los Angeles, much of which by the way is un-air conditioned, can be brutal. And then there are those Santa Ana winds ‘blowing hot from the north.’  […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) I want you to listen to this song, so I’ll ask that you trust me and not let the following several sentences sway you from doing so.  The arrival of Ultimate Spinach’s 1968 debut album was derided by critics […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Multiple versions of songs are often one of the more exciting things about watching an artist at work. Getting to see a song run through its stages of development, recorded in different ways with different lyrics and different instrumentation […]