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Aquabear Legion To Release Two New Archival Compilations Of Ohio Bands

Aquabear Legion

Since 2004, Athen OH's Aquabear Legion collective has been championing the sounds of Ohio music from past to present. This year, the group has two archival cassette compilations on the way, called THESE ARE MY JEWELS (featuring pre-2004 music from Kelley Deal, Moviola, Pimpy Accelerator, Necropolis, and more) and PORK GRINDERS BALL (a reissue of a 1999 compilation cassette released at a punk rock show in Lorain, OH). Aquabear Legion co-founder Brian Koscho spoke with Excursions host Evan Miller about the two upcoming releases and the ongoing fundraising efforts, some Aquabear history, and spun some tracks from the THESE ARE MY JEWELS release.

You can find more information about Aquabear Legion, the pre-order fundraiser for the upcoming releases, and dig through their back catalog at AquabearLegion.com.

Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad, and broadcasting those sounds to unsuspecting listeners Sunday nights on The Outside. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands around the area, and hosts WYSO's Midday Music show. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.