Simple Music Video Series: American Aquarium's "Jacksonville" and "Northern Lights" | Music | Indy Week
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, August 24, 2012

Simple Music Video Series: American Aquarium's "Jacksonville" and "Northern Lights"

Posted by on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

When asking BJ Barham of American Aquarium about his then-recent recording session with Jason Isbell, an immediate smile came over an otherwise exhausted face: "Fucking amazing!" Not much more needed to be said.

In today's session, we present two songs from the Isbell-produced album Burn. Flicker. Die., released this week on Last Chance Records. "Jacksonville" and "Northern Lights" are two of the quieter numbers from the album; at times, these are the songs that suffer most at American Aquarium shows. Here's to hoping the large crowd expected Saturday night at the Lincoln Theatre will pause for the quiet ones…

American Aquarium plays the Lincoln Theatre (sponsored by our friends at New Raleigh & Jameson) Saturday along with Goner and House of Fools. Tickets are $10–$12, and the show is at 9 p.m.. American Aquarium will also be playing two day parties during Hopscotch this year: Saturday at Hibernian and Sunday at Slims for the Hopscotch Hangover.

The purpose of the Independent Weekly's Simple Music Video Series is to capture local and touring musicians who we feel are producing something special. The hope is to capture something very simple in order to mirror the experience of viewing a performance as if you were in a small crowd watching a quiet set. We hope for content of the music to be the primary focus of the series, not multiple camera angles meant to keep the viewer guessing and entertained.

Most bands featured in the series will be a sample of the deep pool of talent in the Triangle, while others will represent some of our touring favorites.

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music

Twitter Activity


Thank you so much for these clips; it was a special show.

by Gee Funk on Video: William Tyler and Jake Xerxes Fussell Team Up in Durham (Music)

Billy Strings was amazing as well!

by Brian Moyer on A Look Back at Merlefest 2016 (Music)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation