Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Time. It flies. One year ago this week Andy Cabic (Vetiver) dropped this mixtape for us on the heels of his latest full-length…and today he returns with his trick bag in tow. Dig in – and if you’re in Los Angeles, catch Vetiver at the Troubadour tomorrow night. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Vetiver II – A […]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Shortly before her tragic and untimely death in January 2011, Broadcast’s Trish Keenan compiled an exploratory mix CD for a friend, and it immediately became a de facto tribute after hitting the Internet in the wake of the inimitable musician’s passing. Trish Keenan’s Mind Bending Motorway Mix is mainly comprised of underheard 60s/70s pop psych, but includes […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Nashville guitar journeyman William Tyler is set to release Modern Country June 3rd via Merge Records. His fourth full-length, the record is self-described as “a love letter to what we’re losing in America, to what we’ve already lost.” Tyler guests on my SIRIUS show this Friday, his set presented here as Sebastian Speaks – A […]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Freeform interstitial airwave debris transmitting somewhere off the coast of Los Angeles… Sidecar Transmissions: A polyglot bouillabaisse of black sand blues, green swamp fuzz and haunted radio wave detritus. Beginning in 2012, AD’s ongoing (irregular) podcast is about to switch gears…and become a lot more regular. In the meantime, grab all the existing transmissions HERE…before they […]

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

This mix picks up where All Roads Lead To Red: A Pedal Steel Mixtape / Tribute left off, delving deeper into the sessionography of the Velvet Hammer, Orville “O.J” “Red” Rhodes. While perhaps best known as Michael Nesmith’s musical foil on the former Monkee’s 1970s country rock masterpieces, Red also played steel on countless LA […]

Monday, February 15th, 2016

From Mount Huaguo to your ears: a collection of Chinese-language pop pop songs from the 1960s and 1970s in celebration of the lunar new year. Earlier this week marked the start of the Year of the Monkey according to the ancient divinations of the Chinese zodiac calendar. Quick wit, curiosity, and ingenuity are among the […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Mirage: Our fourth collaboration with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. Perception is all about your vantage point….man. The following collection, Mirage, is a half-blind foray into a world that is equal parts foreign and familiar, guided by the eclectic sounds of the guitar and the keys. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Mirage […]

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Transcendence: Our third collaboration with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. Consider the following a vintage Friday night basement-party jammer. 70s era groove-makers, stoned soul bass rhythms and snaking synthesizer vibrations, all filled to the brim and ready to consume. Running time: one hour. Pairs well with a good time. Aquarium […]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

2015 marked the passing of pedal steel guitar legend Buddy Emmons, a man described by one contemporary as the “Picasso or Michelangelo” of his instrument. Over the span of his nearly seven-decade-long career Emmons logged innumerable sessions and released more than a dozen albums as a bandleader or solo artist. In addition, as a founding […]