The latest AQ podcast episode is now live, which finds Skwerl & I crawling all the way up inside our own editorial colonic wombs as we debate the changing value and relevance of album reviews in 2017. Are they necessary in the age of all-access streaming and contrived “leaks,” or have they been reduced to digital narcissisturbation in the post-music-blogger era?
We also give full mouth pleasure to the incredible new album from Crystal Fairy, whose self-titled debut arrives Feb. 24 via Ipecac Recordings. Not to be confused with the weird Michael Cera movie of the same name, the band is comprised of members of the Melvins (Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover), At The Drive-In (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez) and Le Butcherettes (Teri Gender Bender). This killer new project needs your ears upon it. And continuing our habit of adding a song at the end of each episode, we blast the good shit on the tail of #5. As always, check the episode description on the Soundcloud page for referenced links and additional info.
For those new to the AQ podcast, a recap of previous episodes: In the the first, Johnny flew solo with a declaration of intent and a personal music story to get the fire started. In the second, we cover AQ’s origin story, and in the third episode, we cover the growing problem with music festivals, the way drugs dictate festival culture and recount a nightmare experience with the latest Taco Bell edible horror novelty. The fourth? Great albums with terrible production.
Catch you next week with another dose of goodness in episode #6. In the meantime, keep up with the AQ Podcast on SoundCloud.