Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

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)

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

On their new album Bay Head, guitarist Steve Gunn and drummer John Truscinski offer up a sound honed by years of collaboration. Its a record full of spectral blues, haunting drones, and noise. The individual parts are simple — drums, guitar, a little synth — but they add up to something more, something AD’s Tyler […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Aquarium Drunkard presents Head + Soup, a 120 minute pan-global möbius strip of sound spanning genre, tone, and era. Brewed by Peaking Lights, who self-released the double lp The Fifth State of Consciousness in June, the following is something akin to aural hypnagogia. The in sound from way out. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Head + Soup (A […]