Drift Sunday Digest: 28th February 2021

Drift Sunday Digest: 28th February 2021

Warm sunlight, cool breezes and a fond goodbye to February.


Hello, Friends. 

Signing off February 2021 with a late afternoon check in from Drift HQ.

It took just three minutes of the prospective Spring sunshine for us to restock our Drift peaked goods. Heritage Cord 'Good ol' Drift' caps in Camel and Dark Olive and our 'Loopy Embroido' on low profile six panel caps in Copper and Petrol Blue. All fully stocked up on in the racks now.

The early afternoon drive from us to Soar Mill Cove (to stretch legs as per all good and proper advice) would have been horrendous without one. Have a browse at all Drift Merch here, including the all new Wayward Studio Play Nice V2 Record Bag that we're excited to get our hands on this week.


Aquarium Drunkard.


My word. What a rush it was reading Alex Tobin's beautiful review of the self-titled Mirry album on Aquarium Drunkard. Anyone who has been on our mailing list or following us on socials over the last decade or so will be well familiar with our extreme admiration of Aquarium Drunkard. Very few online spaces create such a thoughtful content. The coverage this weekend of Mirry is just such a joy, a reflective look at both the crystalline beautify of the music, but also the lives of its creators. Loved reading it and we highly recommend you take five minutes out to do so too!

We'll be talking more about Mirry in the next few weeks, including an interview in the forthcoming new edition of Deluxe with Mirry's nephew Geoffrey Drage, the man who lovingly recorded and preserved hundreds of stereoscopic slides, super-8 films, photographs, stories, poems and further recordings some seventy years ago.

+ Aquarium Drunkard"Mirry is the kind of record that takes you places." [Read More]
+ Shop | Buy Mirry at Drift [Shop Now]
+ Stream | Mirry on Bandcamp [Listen Now]

Jeffery Lewis

From the vaults: Jeffery Lewis

Over the last fifteen or so years, few artists have toured so constantly and so widely as native New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis. Look back at our 2015 interview (including his guest cover) for Deluxe.

Deluxe | [Read More]


U Roy


Easing you into Sunday night with a selection of links for you to follow that we've really enjoyed reading this last week.

DJ Magazine | Daft Punk Fan compiles 500-album list of music related to duo [Read More]

The Guardian | One to watch: Katy Kirby [Read More]

Hypebeast | Petition Launched to Rename New York Street to "KMD-MF DOOM Way" [Read More]

The Social | Monument Maker: Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Chartres By David Keenan [Read More]

Loud & Quiet | Virginia Wing on basic house and the worst sleeve artwork you’ve ever seen [Read More]

And lastly...

"the singularly musical toaster was a vital part of reggae's bloodline". A really glowing obituary to the pioneering reggae and dancehall artist U-Roy who sadly died last week aged 78.

The Guardian Obituaries | U-Roy, legendary reggae toaster [Read More]

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.