American Aquarium Announce 10th Studio Album, ‘The Fear of Standing Still’

American Aquarium
American Aquarium

A very happy Wednesday, indeed.

American Aquarium. frontman BJ Barham announced this morning that the bands 10th studio album called The Fear of Standing Still will be out everywhere on July 26th.

He added that it was produced by the great Shooter Jennings, and recorded at the historic Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California. The group last released Chicamacomico in 2022, which was a brilliant collection of songs that were introspective, detailing the good, the bad and the ugly that comes along with love and loss.

The transcendent, independent alt-country group formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006, and since have amassed an incredible catalog of music that features 10 albums, 2 live albums, 2 cover albums, and 2 EPs. The output is impressive, but it’s even more amazing that Barham has been able to write with such intensity, emotion, and authenticity for so long, and never sacrifice the sake of the song in an effort to push new music.

And with the lead single from this new record that was released today, “Crier,” it already feels like this promises to be a new evolution of the more heavier, rock sound that American Aquarium does so well, and with Shooter at the helm, it will of course be incredibly well done:

“I’m happy to announce that our 10th studio album ‘The Fear of Standing Still’ will be released on 7/26 via Losing Side Records. The first single ‘Crier’ is now streaming everywhere you listen to music.

TFOSS was produced by Shooter Jennings at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles,CA, mixed by the mighty Trina Shoemaker and mastered by the one and only Plyman. The album cover is an oil painting titled ‘ODE’ by the talented

Give it a listen, tag a few friends and thanks for supporting live, original, independent music.”

I always look forward to new music from this North Carolina-based band, and have long admired their approach to being an independent band. The Fear of Standing Still was completely fan-funded, which is a direct reflection of the passion and belief fans have in Barham and company to deliver every single time.

And he always does:

The lead single, “Crier,” is a rockin’ anthem about life, feelings, and how sometimes you just have to get it all out and let yourself breathe and be in order to feel better for your sanity and mental health, and that’s more than okay — it’s natural.

I mean, a rock and roll song about crying? It simply doesn’t get better than that in my very humble opinion… check it out”:


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