American Aquarium hold a tender spot in our hearts. Lead singer and guitarist, BJ Barham, is a Springsteenian story teller with a bruised heart and open eyes. The six-piece band display their fullest sound on their 2015 release, Wolves.
I’m listening to “Man I’m Supposed To Be” and I’m as chilled as the ice at the bottom of this glass of whiskey. Wow. The dynamics are fucking flawless in this song. It’s a movement, really. Subtle, yet bone chilling.
A song I’m completely crushing on is “The Losing Side of Twenty-Five.” I had the privileged of hearing this song performed live in Orlando, FL when they came to Will’s Pub in 2014. (American Aquarium Live Review Here).
“I might never be a millionaire, and that’s alright with me.
Cause I’ve done the things I wanted to.
And said the things I needed to.
And seen the things I wanted to see.
There are different roads to happiness.
I took a different path I guess.
Came out on that other side just fine.”
Wolves is going to appear on my “Best Albums of 2015” list. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t heard the next 11 months of albums yet. This shit fucking rules and I’m one proud fan who’s wearing some concrete shoes in this American Aquarium. Listen to the whole thing below and catch them on tour in 2015.
4-Feb The Hamilton Washington, DC
5-Feb Capones Johnson City, TN
6-Feb Barley’s Knoxville, TN
7-Feb The Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
11-Feb The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
12-Feb New Mountain Asheville Asheville, NC
13-Feb Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
18-Feb Rhythm and Brews Chattanooga, TN
19-Feb Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
20-Feb Ashley Street Station Valdosta, GA
21-Feb The Jinx Savannah, GA
24-Feb Zanzabar Louisville, KY
25-Feb The Warehouse at Mt. Victor Bowling Green, KY
26-Feb The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY
27-Feb Weatherwax Hall at the JSO Jackson, MI
28-Feb Ignition Music Garage Goshen, IN
1-Mar Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH
3-Mar Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
4-Mar Off Broadway St Louis, MO
5-Mar Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City, MO
6-Mar Single Barrel Lincoln, NE
7-Mar JC Cowboys Weatherford, OK
9-Mar Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
11-Mar The Blue Light Lubbock, TX
12-Mar Rockin Rodeo Denton, TX
13-Mar Wormy Dog Oklahoma City, OK
14-Mar Hank’s Mckinney, TX
17-Mar Rio Frio Fest – House Pasture Concan, TX
21-Mar SouthFork Ranch – Texas Music Revolution Parker, TX
28-Mar The Broadberry Richmond, VA
2-Apr Boone Saloon Boone, NC
3-Apr The Pour House Charleston, SC
4-Apr Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
7-Apr Loosey’s Gainesville, FL
8-Apr New World Brewery Tampa, FL
9-Apr Pug’s Live Tallahassee, FL
10-Apr Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
11-Apr Will’s Pub Orlando, FL – Click For Tix
15-Apr The Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
16-Apr Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
17-Apr Exit/In Nashville, TN
18-Apr Old 280 Boogie Waverly, AL
24-Apr Buccaneer Music Hall Greenville, NC
30-May Private Event Manchester, MD
27-Jun Luling Water Mellon Thump Luling, TX
25-Jul FloydFest Floyd, VA
Buy Wolves at: http://www.americanaquarium.com/
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