Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/November 18, 2019
Welcome to Sidecar, Aquarium Drunkard's weekly dispatch of audio esoterica, interviews, mixtapes, and cultural ephemera. As always, we're presented by Gold Diggers boutique hotel, bar, and recording studios in East Hollywood, Calif. Want to support AD? Here's how: Patreon. Pledge, get cool stuff, and support independent media. Let's dig in.
Jaimie Branch: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview
Jaimie Branch has been playing the trumpet since the age of nine, working the possibilities of her instrument to recreate the music that lives in her head. Her latest album Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise delivers challenge and experiment in the context of irresistible swing …
Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash): Travelin' Thru: 1967-1969, the Bootleg Series Vol. #15
Just hearing Cash say “Yodel one more time me, Bob” is worth the price of admission alone. Now at AD, Tyler Wilcox
reviews Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash): Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969.
The Lagniappe Sessions: Little Wings (Second Session)
For this installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, Kyle Field scrapes the salt off Don Henley’s opus, “Boys of Summer,” achingly croons the theme to The Greatest American Hero, & offers takes on Natalie Merchant, Jerry Garcia, and Cyndi Lauper tunes.
Parasite 기생충 (2019)
Director Bong Joon-ho's latest is a pitch black comedy that takes a dizzying turn into high-tension thriller. Examining social stratification and fueled by class strife, it's one of the bleakest and most haunting films of the year.
Ryley Walker: A Round Up
It’s been a busy decade for singer-songwriter Ryley Walker – is he the hardest working man in indie rock? Maybe. This year has been typically action-packed, even if he hasn’t released a new solo album. Here a selection of his collaborations with Charles Rumback, Steve Gunn and Ryan Jewell, and his curated new collection of guitar music for Tompkin Square's long running Imaginational Anthem series.
Trick Mirror: Jia Tolentino
Whether writing about chopped and screwed hip-hop, beauty standards, or scamming in the millennial age, writer Jia Tolentino's latest collection of essays is razor sharp, hilarious, and profoundly beautiful. A high water mark in essay writing.
Sam Wilkes: Live on the Green
Though he’s fully capable of unrolling long, bejeweled runs on his instrument, Wilkes uses Live on the Green to showcase his skills as an arranger and producer. He tends to use his bass the way Lonnie Liston Smith used his piano in Pharoah Sanders’ group, announcing the changes and providing a safe space from which his fellow players can launch, while also perfuming the atmosphere.
Released in 1979, Belgian group COS ditched the blueprint of their previous three albums, wholeheartedly embracing a swirling amalgamation of avant-reggae-artpop-punk. That’s indeed a mouthful, and Swiss Chalet is that and then some. Pascale Son’s vox at the fore, the album often bobs, grooves and weaves like zeitgeist-y efforts from Adrian Sherwood and Eno-era Talking Heads. And it works!
Hitchhiking the silk road of sound. The Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XM radio ~ Channel 35. Wednesdays / 7pm California time + on-demand.
SIRIUS 590 (November 13): Intro ++ Tindersticks – Marbles ++ Talking Heads – Animals ++ COS – Gigolo ++ OMNI – Networker ++ The Sound – I Can’t Escape Myself (edit) ++ Deerhunter – Greenpoint Gothic ++ The Cure – The Kiss (Robert Smith home demo) ++ French Vanilla – Suddenly ++ Liftmuziek – Fuck You ++ Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox – Constance ++ The Cure – Screw (1985 demo) ++ Béret – Fade Out the World ++ Behavior – My Ten Cents ++ Iceage – Catch It ++ Josef K – Applebush ++ Marie et Les Garçons – Rien a Dire ++ Tim Presley’s White Fence – Phone ++ X Ray Pop – La Machine á Rêver ++ The Art Museums – So You’re Baby Doesn’t Love You Anymore ++ The Cleaners From Venus – Clara Bow ++ Tindersticks – Show Me Everything ++ Michael Nau – No Quit To It ++ Yves Jarvis – Curtain Of Rain ++ Ariel Pink – Nonsequitur Segues ++ Jassbusters – B’nD (NY) ++ Devendra Banhart – Taking A Page ++ The Limiñanas – 3 Migas 2000 ++ Gal Gracen – Grass Mask ++ Devendra Banhart – Abre Las Manos ++ Olden Yolk – Blue Paradigm ++ Golden Daze – Blue Bell ++ Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See ++ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street
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