Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This coming week Michael Nesmith revives the spirit of the First National Band, the pioneering country-rock outfit he fronted from 1970 to 1971, for a series of shows in Southern California. Though best known for the knit wool beanie he donned during his two-season stint as a member of NBC’s The Monkees, Nesmith has worn […]

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Witness – The End Is At Hand: Volume four. Similar to volumes 1-3, 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. The End Is At Hand Vol. 4 – Deeper Than The Mighty Rolling […]

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Yuletide in Jamaica glides in each December on what the locals call the Christmas Breeze, a slightly crisper air that tends to waft through the island this time of year. The other seasonal harbinger is one common to most places: the sound of Christmas songs on the radio. Except that Christmas music in Jamaica is, […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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 […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

On his new ep The Load, Michael Nau chases his latest album, Some Twist, with another shot. The songs are drawn from the same batch as that full-length, but fully worth their own attention. The title track couples JJ Cale vibes with skronking free jazz; “Sure It Can” drifts into blissful R&B; “Diamond Anyway” finds […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

If you’re someone that’s into records, especially soul records, you’ve probably heard of Carolina Soul. The Durham, NC  based vinyl retailer has developed a cult following around its semi-weekly eBay auctions. Email blasts with subject lines like, “1,140+ Stellar Soul LPs” or “1,100+ Stupendous Jazz LPs,” lead to multi-day bidding wars over often extremely rare […]

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Woodsmoke, buffalo check and the crunch of broken pine needles underfoot — the tiny death that is Autumn. And not unlike its spiritual cousin, our Indian Summer mix, Way Out Weather is best played at night with the windows down. Proceed . . . Autumn: Way Out Weather (A Medley)