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LSTN // Night Beds’ Cover Mac DeMarco & Jo Stafford for Aquarium Drunkard

Night Beds work a special kind of magic in their Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard. Recorded at Los Angeles’s Red Rockets Glare studios, the session includes a cover of Mac DeMarco’s “My Kind of Woman” and Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love.” Stream both songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Waste no time in getting out to see Night Beds in concert. They are currently treating Europe to the wonderful experience that is their live show! Dates and ticket links.

Bill Fay Gives His Last Interview of 2012, Self-Titled Album Now Available at Midheaven Mailorder


We had the immense pleasure of releasing Bill Fay’s first studio album in over 40 years back in August. Today, we share his final interview of 2012. Bill sheds light on his plans for the future, influences on Life is People and life in general. “I personally need to believe that this world just can’t go on and on and on in the way that it goes.” Read the interview at Aquarium Drunkard!

Midheaven Mailorder just announced the availablity of Bill Fay’s self-titled debut, originally released in 1970, on their site. 4 Men With Beards is reissuing the album on 180 gram LP. You’ll find it HERE.

Year-End Love for Bill Fay

“Intimate piano balladry from an English folk-rock elder who spent his 40 years away from the recording studio gathering the wisdom that makes his music so generous and graceful.”NPR’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

#6 Best Album of 2012 at Uncut

#3 Best Album of 2012 at MOJO

“Arriving 41 years after Fay’s last original studio album, Life Is People represents the return of a prodigal son you never knew existed.” – Top 25 Albums of 2012 at BBC

WATCH: New Bill Fay Video “Be at Peace With Yourself”

Premiering earlier today at Aquarium Drunkard, the new Dan Huiting directed video for Bill Fay’s “Be At Peace With Yourself” takes the viewer on a wonderful journey through some spectacular landscapes. It fully encompasses the song’s message and offers a soothing visual to one of the stand-out tracks from Fay’s forthcoming album, Life Is People. The new album is out August 21.

“The video was shot all over the world. The opening shots and many of the cloud/water/mountain shots are from the east coast of Australia, shot by Dylan Wiehahn. Much of the aerial shots were shot in the American Northwest by Tabb Firchau, And the rest of the road and aerial shots were shot by myself in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York.” -Dan Huiting

NPR’s All Songs Considered featured Bill Fay on their latest episode. Listen to the podcast HERE.

Frog Eyes Embark on Conquest of North America

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From now through the month of June, the Pride of Victoria, British Columbia — Frog Eyes — will be airing the well-read, raw psychedelia found on the band’s Dead Oceans debut, Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, across this fine continent of ours. As anyone who has crossed paths with this musical beastie knows, Frog Eyes’ shows are primal, otherworldly and maybe as close to a pop music enema as many of us will ever get.

Tour dates HERE.

It’s fitting, then, that just as Frog Eyes hits the highway for tour that Carey Mercer take a moment to wax poetic on the city that the band calls home. His brilliant, heartfelt essay on Victoria, British Columbia for Aquarium Drunkard’s Off the Record series is something to behold. Mercer gives us the good, the bad and the ugly of Victoria, calling it a “city for the belly”:

My city is not a city for the mind, and not even a city for the body, but in fact it is a city for the belly.

Think of Falstaff: his coarse gut-tunic is stained with mussel juice and pernod, and he is crocked and delirious on some coriander-ed wheat ale, brewed just minutes from where he now holds court. His mouth spews local-lamb gristle and roasted turnip, and his sleeve is encrusted with the many translucent shells of spot prawn. And then he spies and smells a fresh platter of Chanterelles swimming in butter and duck fat. His tongue curls around his salted and greased cheeks: he is so laminated in oils and pates and jellies that he could easily eat himself. Blackberries stain his chin. Salmon bones hang like forgotten combs in his curled hair. He cannot possibly eat enough.

Wow, right? With that kind of high-lit writing prowess, many have wondered if a side career in letters is something Mercer has considered. But as Mercer told the Portland Mercury recently in a feature to preview Frog Eyes’ upcoming visit, his true place in this world — thank the rawk gawds — is on stage with mighty axe in hand:

Frog Eyes remains unique in Mercer’s ability to fit so many ideas—both lyrical and music—into his songs, which despite their strangeness are actually quite warm and welcoming. “I could become, like, a noise guy who gets paid to go play artist-run centers,” says Mercer of the alternatives to indie rock. “Maybe I could read a poem. But that doesn’t seem as appealing to me as playing in front of 30 awkward teenagers in Boise, Idaho.”

Well said, Mr. Mercer. See you out there.

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