Aquarium Drunkard Presents :: The Autumn Defense/ A Mixtape

With their second lp, 2003's Circles, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone united as the Autumn Defense to craft a set of winsome and sweet songs. For Stirratt, the album offered a detour from his role in Wilco. Soon after, Sansone would join the band too, and Circles offers a glimpse of what he'd bring to the table: soulful harmonies, mutli-instrumentalist layers, and thoughtful arrangements.

Recently, Be With Records reissued the long out-of-print (and highly sought after) sophomore effort. To commemorate, the duo put together an all-vinyl mixtape, featuring some of the sounds which informed Circles, and took some time to reflect on the record.

Aquarium Drunkard Presents :: The Autumn Defense/ A Mixtape

Tracklist and interview after the jump.

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