Best of 2012 – #4
American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die. (Last Chance Records)
The aural equivalent of waking up on a Saturday morning, half-forgetting the previous night’s events but somehow soldiering through another day of cheap drugs and booze just to tell the tale one last time — or to just get through the day. The story will repeat itself tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. If you are lucky.
American Aquarium’s Burn. Flicker. Die. is a warning to anyone living life at such a pace when there are dreams to be obtained. Consider it a cautionary tale of trying to make it while living a life on the road. Even if you don’t make it to the end, it was one hell of a ride.