American Aquarium (Photo courtesy Shore Fire Media)
A few weeks ago, American Aquarium released their new studio album Chicamacomico via Thirty Tigers — a heart-wrenching reflection on loss that finds frontman BJ Barham scaling new expressive heights, resulting in the band’s most elemental and emotionally resonant work to date.
American Aquarium play at 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 26, and you can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC!
On the making of Chicamacomico Barham said: “In my sixteen-year career, I have never been prouder of a set of songs, lyrically or stylistically. They have weight, but they aren’t weighed down. It’s a sad record, that makes you feel good. It’s a culmination of nearly two decades of work. Chicamacomico sounds like nothing we’ve ever done yet it sits comfortably amongst the rest of our catalog.”
In the end, Chicamacomico arrives at salvation in the form of “All I Needed,” the album’s final track and galvanizing first single. Driven by an undeniable beat, warm pedal steel, soaring melody, and Barhman’s lived-in lyrics, the track revels in the power of music as the ultimate salve.
Watch the official music video for “All I Needed” by American Aquarium on YouTube:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see American Aquarium at 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by American Aquarium!
Rules of The Giveaway
Comments will be closed at 3pm on Thursday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 12 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your tickets. Good luck!
Sunday, June 26
Doors @ 7pm