Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

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)

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