Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Our east coast compatriots, NYC’s Chances With Wolves return with their third serving for Aquarium Drunkard: High Places / A Mixtape. As always, it’s a heady/essential brew. “we wanted this one to sound like a daydream on an empty beach in Autumn, but somewhere along the way it became something else; it’s like the songs […]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

A late November feast of folk, rock, and country sounds, much of it gospel-tinged, all of it burnished in afternoon light. Expect occasional flurries, scattered leaves, and warm ovens. Foil-wrapped casserole dishes and those gold-brown canisters that Folger’s Crystals used to come in. Drunken uncles and grandma’s gravy. Cranberry as a condiment, cold turkey for […]

Monday, November 17th, 2014

More r&b and early soul gems from my grandpa, C.W. “Pop” Hardwick’s stash of jukebox stock. For the full story and more killer sides that set San Antonio’s hips to shaking and hearts to breaking, refer back to volume two. Download: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers – Vol 3 (external link, zipped folder)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

We’re back with another collection via our transatlantic collaborator, Sweden-based DJ/record collector Peer Schouten. Enter: There Will Be Mud — a collection of rockabilly tracks, and their forebears–24 gems dug up from swampy southern soils; a strange choreography of whiskey, religion and other spirit-infused sufferin ‘n smilin. There Will Be Mud: 24 Swampy Nuggets From […]

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

A sonic medley of oranges and browns, falling leaves and autumn tones. Embrace soulful western ballads, gentle whispers and cold and gritty tunes that demand the tempting warmth of your winter coat. Because it is almost time, but not quite yet. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: November – A Medley

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Tip your hat to block the sun, wipe the dirt from your boots and let the scratchy recordings of heroes take you on a journey through the back roads of America and the untamed West. Maison Dufrene III :: Outlaws, Ramblers & Hired Hands Bruce Langhorne – Opening Lee Hazlewood – If It’s Monday Morning […]

Monday, October 13th, 2014

My grandfather, C.W. Hardwick, died when I was sixteen. We were not close. Growing up, I knew very little about him. I knew that he was fond of jumpsuits, Sam Houston cigars, Murder She Wrote, and that he owned a coin-op business in San Antonio, Texas. We would drive or fly out from California on […]