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Sidecar 5.10.21

This is Sidecar. Stories, cultural recommendations, ephemera. Do you appreciate our weekly show on Sirius/XM, the Transmissions podcastThe Lagniappe Sessions—where your favorite artists cover their favorite artists—and our deep dive interviews, monthly radio broadcast on Dublabmixtapes, and audio/visual joints? Support us on Patreon to take part in it all happening. 

Lust for Listening: Spring 2021. 24 hours of sound. 363 songs. Available on AD's Spotify channel.

“Doesn’t belong to me like it used to,” proclaims Rosali Middleman on “Mouth,” the opening track to her new album, No Medium. With members of the David Nance Group soaring behind her, Rosali sheds many a demon on this new work. Her arc on the record is a steep one, confronting addiction, heartbreak, and loss with raw intensity. 

We caught up with Rosali at her sister’s place in Michigan to talk about the new record and more.

Real Estate's debut Lagniappe Session. Five songs chosen by four different members that pull from the likes of British rock, American honky-tonk, and obscure instrumental B-sides – all wrapped in the group’s signature warmth. An (unofficial) EP of covers, if you will: Parsley Sound | John Cale | My Bloody Valentine | Roger Miller | Jawbone

Bob Dylan turns 80 years young this month … so let’s get the celebration started with something a little on the bizarre side. This mix gathers a selection of vintage Dylan covers with lyrics translated into Greek, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish and more. Ranging from the mid-1960s to late 1970s, it’s a sweet (if occasionally disorienting) listen, as these singers attempt to force Bob into new linguistic zones. 

Any Major Dude Will Tell You. Low-key AD summer pocket tee. Ltd. run via the sustainable, NC based, Recover Brands. White text on navy blue. Available through May 12th—get yours

1972 found Gabor Szabo—recently signed to Blue Thumb—jamming with his old bandmate Charles Lloyd on flute with a compact quintet deemed “Spellbinder” at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. The five-track LP is on fire with bright, exploratory, pastoral works that flicker with bright life.

After a decade of honing their sound, Iceage returns with their fifth LP, Seek Shelter. Recorded in a dilapidated studio in Lisbon, Portugal, days of heavy rainstorms leaking through the roof informed the session's mood, forging an album rife with themes of searching for shelter during treacherous times. We caught up with vocalist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt to discuss the album's creative path, recording with Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom, and more.

50 years of the psycho-thriller Play Misty for Me on this installment of Videodrome. A recurring column plumbing the depths of vintage and contemporary cinema—from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir, documentary and beyond.


BBE's Japanese jazz archive series continues unearthing rare finds from an incredibly verdant period (roughly spanning 1962-1984). Curators Tony Higgins and Mike Peden have thus far released three compilations and reissued 8 LPs. One of the latest to catch our ears is post-bop saxophonist Kohsuke Mine’s LP, First.

Richard Thompson. This Wednesday, May 12th, on Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions with Jason P. Woodbury. Listen wherever you hear podcast, like Apple or Spotify, but remember we've got show notes, song selections, and a full transcript every Wednesday morning at AD.


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