Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Dig into an all-vinyl helping from one of Canada’s overlooked and underappreciated provinces. Rural rock with guitars informed by six months of winter. Prairie Lily ladies and god-fearing men. 800 pounds of country rock from a trio of CFL players. A paean to a Métis folk hero. And Howard. Welcome to Saskatchewan. Multis E Gentibus […]

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Sidle up and dig in to this all-vinyl medley of unicorn dreams, flittering romances, rusty country cuts. Start your year with this mix and maybe you’ll follow Mike Wilhelm’s lead when he bellows “Startin’ next week I’m gonna get myself together”. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: January – A Medley

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Weaving its way between vintage garage, folk, soul and pop, Solstice is the first of a series of upcoming collaborations with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. At two hours, digging globally, Solstice is a mercurial, psych-tinged collection of late 60s and early 70s sounds assembled to compliment those long winter […]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Each December, Brian Reese at Big Rock Candy Mountain deals out a month’s worth of holiday esoterica from the far corners of vintage twang, fuzz, scuzz, r&b, blues, country, garage, lounge and beyond. After the jump, Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree II: The Eggnog Is Spiked. Find part one, from 2012, here, Download and […]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Traverse wet and snow-covered ground, escape the cold winds of December and dig in to this all vinyl mix of warm-blooded soul and wintry folk ballads. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: December – A Medley

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Each December, Brian Reese at Big Rock Candy Mountain deals out a month’s worth of holiday esoterica from the far corners of vintage twang, fuzz, scuzz, r&b, blues, country, garage, lounge and beyond. Keeping it loose, he trims his tree with Red Simpson and Mae West, then tops it off with The Sonics, Hank Snow […]

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)