I was at a wedding recently and the photographer was buddies with American Aquarium, so he knew our videos from them. We got to talking about BJ Barham and his band and how we’ve hung out with them at SXSW two years in a row now and it’s always a pleasure. They’re solid dudes, and it’s solid hangs, but above all, their music always steals the day. Be it a good day or a bad one, they will leave you feeling some kind of way with a smile on your face.

This year American Aquarium played in a living room for us and blew the roof off (peruse our security deposit check return if you don’t believe me), and then they piled into the Jam Van so that we could hang on to the memory. Because it was a damn good one, it always seems to be.