Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Two sons of Tommy Douglas invite you on another all-vinyl trip across the Great White North. From reflective provinces to longing territories, you’ll discover a mellow cultural mosaic of the overlooked and the unknown. And if you haven’t heard the first installment, now’s the time to get acquainted. May as well make it a double […]

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Dip into this — the seventh installment of Maison Dufrene, full of young hearts and old wisdom. Cruise country backroads with Robert Mitchum in the driver’s seat and the devil riding shotgun. Along the way, breeze past soul ballads, country and folk, with side excursions into doowop and rockabilly all while gliding gently into South […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Our collaboration with BlackForrestry continues. Witness – The End Is At Hand: Volume Three. Similar to volumes one and two, this homemade collection rounds up super-obscure, often private press, outsider psychedelic guitar and folk music from the 60s and 70s…all with the underlying theme of the Jesus People Movement. During the early 1970s the Movement […]

Friday, November 25th, 2016

In addition to his website American Standard Time, Greg Vandy is the host of the long-running roots radio program The Roadhouse, on KEXP. Based in Seattle, Vandy spent the better part of two years researching Woody Guthrie’s tenure in 1941 with Oregon’s Bonneville Power Administration. In short, Guthrie was employed to promote the benefits of […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Our ongoing collaboration with record collector and dj Daniel T (see: Skateland / Douala By Night) and Panamajack continues with Heat Wave – a 14 track medley of international funk from the 70s and 80s spanning Trinidad to Japan. Heat Wave – A Mixtape **playlist / provenance after the jump . . .

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The following playlist is a celebration of Robyn Hitchcock’s first 20 years of recordings; specifically ones that, while they may be ‘accessible’, still showcase the singular nature of his creativity. Hitchcock spent his university years in the early 70s busking while seeking a band that fit his vision. The pieces were in place when he […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The year has 16 months: November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November.” Danish poet, Henrik Nordbrandt The days become shorter and the summer heat gives way to crisp nights. Autumn is the mellowest of seasons, a time of introspection and reflection, a slowing down before the […]