November 21, 2018

American Aquarium

It’s apparent right from the opening track that Burn.Flicker.Die is an entirely different American Aquarium album. A few bars into “Cape Fear River,” lead singer BJ Barham croons I ain’t half the man my daddy was/half the man he wanted me to be. That’s some sad self-refection, and a far cry from the rowdy bar songs that epitomized the group’s first four records.

I suppose with age comes self-awareness. The members of this five piece alt-country band may be barely pushing thirty now, but life as a touring band has aged them beyond their years, and by the sound of Burn.Flicker.Die,