It’s been 8 long years since the man known as Aqueduct has released a full length record and it’s about damn time.
Founded in Tulsa, OK as the solo recording project of pop-mastermind David Terry, Aqueduct rose to prominence after a relocation to the Pacific Northwest. An album deal with Seattle indie label Barsuk and a series of infectious bedroom-rock records followed. Aqueduct restlessly toured the US, sharing the stage with some of his favorite artists (The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse), performing at festivals (Sasquatch, Lollapalooza), and appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Carson Daly Show.
Then, suddenly, our hero seemingly rode off into the sunset.
Wild Knights is both the sonic diary of one man’s emotional journey and a return to form. A monster of a new record, the anxiety that permeates is palpable. Wild Knights takes us through the darkness of self-doubt, obsession, and the struggle of self-actualization, our champion eventually pulling an emotional sword from a heart of stone, only to find it still beating after all. It might not be a storybook, ever-after ending, but chapter two is undoubtedly the best sounding Aqueduct record yet.