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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Local Boy Makes Good 

I was pleased to read the positive review of the latest Aqueduct album in this week's Onion. Aqueduct is basically David Terry, whose family lived next door to mine when we were both kids, and who served as the scapegoat of choice whenever anything got broken or lost in our house. Rolling Stone (ack) is also on the David Terry bandwagon, but don't let that dissuade you from buying his new opus:
Lo-fi indie outfit Aqueduct had a great 2004. Discovered by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in the wilds of Oklahoma, the band picked up and moved to Seattle, signed to indie du jour Barsuk Records and found itself opening for acts such as the Flaming Lips and the Shins. The band's full-length debut, I Sold Gold, hits stores this week...When Gibbard's side project the Postal Service was touring the Midwest, Gibbard picked up a copy of the record. "It sort of came back to me through the grapevine how much he loved it," Terry says.

Around the same time, after years on the not-so-happening Oklahoma music scene, Terry decided it was time to relocate. "I'd been in Tulsa for way too long, and I really liked the bands coming out of the Northwest," he explains. "When we got here, Ben welcomed us with open arms. He's a good guy to know in Seattle." Aqueduct was soon signed to Barsuk, home to Death Cab, Rilo Kiley and Travis Morrison."
If that string of dropped names doesn't get your butt to the record store (or your iTunes Music Store window opened), maybe this will: Aqueduct's I Sold Gold gets the Bonassus seal of approval.

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