I’ve been following and writing about American Aquarium for years now — it’s so exciting to see such a talented and hard-working group of guys continue to climb the ladder, one rung at a time, on the way to the attention and audiences they deserve.
Don’t believe me that American Aquarium is one of the hardest working bands out there? Well they had 206 tour dates in 2014, the most in the country, according to Bandsintown.
The video for “Wolves” — the title track for American Aquarium’s upcoming album — has been premiered today by Rolling Stone. Check out Watch American Aquarium’s Road-Weary New Video for ‘Wolves’.
From the piece, which is well worth a read:
Rooted in the brawny, barroom country-rock of fellow road warriors like Lucero and Drive-By Truckers — whose most famous alum, Jason Isbell, produced American Aquarium’s Burn.Flicker.Die. in 2012 — Wolves is a rallying cry from a band that’s spent the bulk of the past nine years onstage, hunting for their big break. It’s music for dive bars and pools halls, for late-night drives and early morning hangovers. Barham, who played with more than 20 different bandmates before nailing down American Aquarium’s current lineup, calls it “the sound of a band that’s firing on all cylinders.”
And here’s the new video (I can’t wait to hear the entire album):