Paste Magazine June/July 2010 : Page 18

EARS WE TRUST Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard Michael Saba, Assistant Editor !Trainspotting Danny Boyle’s sophomore film almost makes heroin seem glamor-s, but then an orcist-baby wls on the ing and you’re t nervously umbing your osary, swearing you’ll Choose Life Based in Los Angeles, Gage is the founder of Autumn Tone Records and the influential music blog Aquarium Drunkard. He is also the host and pro-gram director for the weekly Aquarium Drunkard Show on Sirius XMU. Here’s what he’s listening to and loving. SUSAN CHRISTIE Paint A Lady (FINDERS KEEPERS) Psychedelic folk jams from 1970. Out of print for years, like Karen Dalton, but one can now draw a straight line from Christie to the likes of Joanna Newsom. PYLONGyrate and Chomp (DFA) Wayyyy ahead of their time. Kudos to DFA for reissuing Athens, Ga.’s post-punk trailblazers. HARLEMHippies (MATADOR) Beautifully unhinged, Lenny Kaye-approved blasts of Texas garage rock. ROBERT POLLARD/BOSTON SPACESHIPSWe All Got Out Of The Army and The Planets Are Blasted (GBV, INC) A late-career comeback if ever there was one. Detractors take note. LINK WRAYLink Wray (HIP-O SELECT) Make no mistake, this 1971 record is not Wray in instrumental surf-guitar mode. Here the man handles all the vocals, belting out greasy, back-porch rock ‘n’ roll gospel-blues. 18 PASTEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE | JULY 2010 Josh Jackson, Editor-In-Chief! “Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms” Frightened Rabbit reverts me to teenage fandom. Someone get me a folder to doodle the band’s logo on during Spanish class! What, no logo? Then just play the live version of this song off the Scottish quintet’s Liver! Lung! FR! EP.  Nick Marino, Managing Editor! Kelvingrove Park Glasgow is an indus-trial town by repute, but its heart is this rough-cut emerald, which ranks among the world’s great greenspaces. Windy footpaths and bushy landscaping transport park-goers to a mystical Shire-like realm, towered over by the local university’s great gothic spires. the PASTEOUR FAVORITE SCOTTISH BITS OFWHATEVER WE TRUST Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard Michael Saba, Assistant Editor !Trainspotting Danny Boy S WE TRUST Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard Michael Saba, Assistant Editor !Trainspotting Danny Boyle’s sophomore film almost makes heroin seem glamor-s, but then an orcist-baby wls on the ing and you’re t nervously umbing your osary, swearing you’ll Choose Life Based in Los Angeles, Gage is the founder of Autumn Tone Records and the influential music blog Aquarium Drunkard. He is also the host and pro-gram director for the weekly Aquarium Drunkard Show on Sirius XMU. Here’s what he’s listening to and loving. SUSAN CHRISTIE Paint A Lady (FINDERS KEEPERS) Psychedelic folk jams from 1970. Out of print for years, like Karen Dalton, but one can now draw a straight line from Christie to the likes of Joanna Newsom. PYLONGyrate and Chomp (DFA) Wayyyy ahead of their time. Kudos to DFA for reissuing Athens, Ga.’s post-punk trailblazers. HARLEMHippies (MATADOR) Beautifully unhinged, Lenny Kaye-approved blasts of Texas garage rock. ROBERT POLLARD/BOSTON SPACESHIPSWe All Got Out Of The Army and The Planets Are Blasted (GBV, INC) A late-career comeback if ever there was one. Detractors take note. LINK WRAYLink Wray (HIP-O SELECT) Make no mistake, this 1971 record is not Wray in instrumental surf-guitar mode. Here the man handles all the vocals, belting out greasy, back-porch rock ‘n’ roll gospel-blues. 18 PASTEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE | JULY 2010 Josh Jackson, Editor-In-Chief! “Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms” Frightened Rabbit reverts me to teenage fandom. Someone get me a folder to doodle the band’s logo on during Spanish class! What, no logo? Then just play the live version of this song off the Scottish quintet’s Liver! Lung! FR! EP.  Nick Marino, Managing Editor! Kelvingrove Park Glasgow is an indus-trial town by repute, but its heart is this rough-cut emerald, which ranks among the world’s great greenspaces. Windy footpaths and bushy landscaping transport park-goers to a mystical Shire-like realm, towered over by the local university’s great gothic spires. the PASTEOUR FAVORITE SCOTTISH BITS OFWHATEVER can can be deceiving—this fearsome-looking dark beer from Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery is actually as sweet (and malty) as can be. The smooth texture draws you in, and the rich chocolate and coffee flavors will make you order a second. Austin L. Ray, Web Editor! Groundskeeper Willie Relentlessly furious and glori-ously unrefined, the Simpsons cus-todian makes most small-screen sup-porting characters seem pathetic by comparison. May he live long and wrestle many wolves. Rachel Dovey, Assistant Editor! Isobel CampbellThe former Belle &Sebastian cellist is Scottish by birth but global in reach. For her last decade’s worth of excellent albums, she’s recruited artists as diverse asScottish jazz pianist Bill Wells and formerScreamingTrees frontman Mark Lanegan. Rachael Maddux, Associate Editor! Scotch Tape It’s hardly a legit U.K. export—it was invented inMinne-sota and is produced by the 3M corporation— but its varieties bear the trademark tartan plaid, and the name has become synonymous with convenient householdadhesives. I rec-ommend the near-invisibleGift Wrap Tape! M I X E D media "Isobell Campbell photo by Autumn de Wilde. Frightened Rabbit photo by Jannica Honey. Justin Gage photo by David Studarus

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