In their live shows, DC duo the Aquarium plays in front of projections of old science films and newsreels. The music on their self-titled debut has that same kind of yellowed, grainy texture. Blending thick blurts of organ with pinpricks of electric guitar, The Aquarium create eleven obstinate little songs full of kick and snort and wheeze. Jason Hutto's vocals are drowned in echo, making them sound far-off and eerie, and the songs have a warm, cobbled-together charm.
By Jason Schreurs on 10.08.14 in Features
Members of the '90s trio talk about their short but impactful run.
By Andrew Parks on 08.11.14 in News
Much like they did for Minor Threat a little over a decade ago, Dischord Records have announced plans to properly release the earliest recordings of Fugazi. Due out sometime this winter, First Demo is exactly that: 11 so...
By Joe Gross on 07.27.11 in Icons
"Beautiful, funny people. Generous to and respectful of the people they work with. Inspirational in a lot of ways. Maybe the best band." - Steve Albini on Fugazi From their first public performances in 1987 to the sta...
By Joe Gross on 07.27.11 in Reviews
Now confident behind the boards, Red Medicine is the first broad expansion of their musical palette. The hard strumming on "Do You Like Me?" almost sounds like furious, heavy...indie pop. (After all, Fugazi had a long fr...