American Aquarium have slowly been creeping up on the local music scene. The band has been around for years, but as lead singer BJ Barham told me today, "This album is a big step". Indeed, the upcoming release by the band, entitled Burn.Flicker.Die. is sure to put the band on the alt country map. We are pleased to be sponsoring the album release show at The Lincoln Theatre with Jameson Irish Whiskey next Saturday, August 25th at 9pm.
Spanning 11 tracks, Burn.Flicker.Die. is a great work of North Carolina country that slides nicely in a music catalog between Hopscotch alums Drive By Truckers and alternative rockers The Hold Steady. There's an honesty and maturity in Barham's voice and lyrics that speak of almost being the man his parents wanted him to be and drinking at Southern bars until the sun comes up. Surely this album will get some national attention for Barham and American Aquarium.
The album's street date is August 28th on Last chance Records and is up for preorder now over at Lone Star Music on CD, Digital and Red Vinyl. The album will be available at the show on August 25th and at Schoolkids starting on August 28th. You can preview it now over at Lone Star as well.
Preorder tickets for the American Aquarium Album Release Show HERE.
American Aquarium will be part of two Hopscotch Day Parties, including the Official Hopscotch Saturday Day Party at Hibernian on Glenwood with Mipso Trio, John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff, Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, and Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee from Noon to 5pm. As well, the band will play the Sunday Hopscotch Hangover at Slim's w/ Shovels and Rope, Naked Gods, and more...which starts at noon.
Also, check out the video by Mikey Livingston where Barham talks about the album and recording it with former Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell.
American Aquarium Album Release Party
When: August 25th,2012
Where: The Lincoln Theatre
Time: Doors at 9pm. Music starts at 10pm.
Support: House of Fools (Greensboro,NC) and Goner (Raleigh,NC)
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
This is an ALL AGES show
Mark your calenders, spread the word, and we will see you on August 25th in Raleigh!!!!