Written by Vivian Hua on December 7, 2012
One time for your mind is the Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes Soundscapes Mixtape, just in time for tours for our bands Eets Feats and Low Times. While thousands of miles are covered, some of our favorite jams from friends will send ripples from our ears to your toes and cripple all bummer vibes to a pulp. All bands on this mix are friends, favorites, and/or involved in current or future releases with Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes.
Curated by Michael
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Rayon Beach – “Airplanes With Tits”
A trio based out of Austin, TX that has releases with such labels as Hozac and Burger has been one of our favorite bands in the city for many years, and we love this song! I also love how consistently rad this band is, and you will too. This track is from their full-length entitled This Looks Serious, out on Burger Records.
Catholic Spray – “Amazon Hunt”
New friends from France that have a future split tape coming out on Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes with Eets Feats. The split will be the first time their sounds have been released in the U.S. for some crazy reason, and we are happy to do it. Let this song punch you in the head!
Gory Details – “Pyramid Is Not A Tomb”
A new brand of horror-lovin’ creeps from Austin, TX quickly became one of my favorite bands to hear and especially see because fog machine and blood capsules are always on deck. Dig this track from their full-length, Killer Waves recorded and released by these awesome fellows.
Ghetto Ghouls – “Atomic Bomb”
From the ashes of the forever-missed These Are Words of Austin, TX came the Ghetto Ghouls: a lo-fi, punk trio that carries the torch and burns on. Recordings were done by their drummer Ian for their upcoming full-length so keep your ears up for more beautiful noise from these gents.
Naked Pictures – “Information Wars”
From west Texas in Lubbock came a few dudes who would make music that we would jam over and over again. Other bands included Psychic Flowers, La Panza, and The Numerators. Love it all! This song is from their full-length, Don’t Lose Your Dinosaur, recorded and released by the band on cassette tape.
Spokesmodel – “Guilty Fetus”
New band making big noises in San Antonio, TX, comprised of some of the most talented people from our hometown that have always given us music to be stoked about. Big ups to Fruit Punch, Ovary Action, Crotch On Fire, Colonia, Kill The Peace! Song comes from their first release, and we can’t wait to hear more.
Patsy – “No Vicodin”
I’m happy to say that San Antonio, TX will always have this band because it is tied to memories of some of the funnest shows I’ve ever been to. These new recordings from a session with Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes have traded the drum machine for a real drummer, and it sounds sick.
Eets Feats – “Creep Show”
A 3-piece from San Antonio, TX creating, recording, and releasing stuff under the Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes collective for three years. The song is from a recording session at Las Olas Recordings in Georgetown, TX with Tim Dittmar and will be out on tape on a split with Catholic Spray of France sometime in January.
P.B.L.C. – “Ain’t Nothing Alright When You Got Everything”
Friends from San Antonio, TX who would always travel and then reconvene in their hometown to write music that always makes me smile. This song is from their second release entitled I Just Wanna Do Some Coke & Go To Sleep, produced by P.B.L.C. and Tim Fury.
Ribera – “Chusma”
Ribera is a bedroom project of a friend in Austin, TX who was nice enough to let us use one of his tracks because we all really love it. It has definitely been one of those songs I can drive to for miles and miles. Please enjoy responsibly.
Low Times – “Your Love Is Color”
The bedroom project of the co-owner of Aye Aye Aye Tapes in Austin, TX has this little ditty that will be on an upcoming release sooner than later. But for now, just get sucked into your own head while enjoying the sweet sound swell.
Hidden Ritual – “You’re No Friend Of Mine”
An Austin, TX band that blew me away the first time I saw them. Very hard not to dance to hypnotic psych jams with bass lines that lay down groovy law. (Side Note: check out another project members of this band were in called Horse Plus Donkey. So good!)
The Zoltars – “If It Were Up To Me”
Some of the nicest people ever are in this band, and Jared Zoltar is a very sick songwriter. This song from their debut LP, Should I Try Once More? is out on tape with Burger and on vinyl with Sundae Records of Austin, TX. It is one of my favzzz from the release, but they’re all good. Check out the videos filmed by Jared Zoltar for each song on the LP!
Rose Windows – “Summertime”
Two friends moved up from San Antonio to Seattle and started this amazing band that produces a large sound that reminds you of so many classic influences with a new spin. This song is on a split tape release with Kingdom of The Holy Sun on Aye Aye Aye Tapes Escapes and was recorded by Randal Dunn in Seattle, WA. Get lost in it.
American Sharks – “a XVI”
An Austin, TX band with a huge sound and belted out vocals that pummel you while driven bass lines enforce crunchy guitar licks. Live shows are rad and so are the recordings on this 7″ released on the drummer’s own label Pau Wau Recordings.
Milli Mars – “YMID”
One of the best hip-hop acts to come out of San Antonio, TX in a long while, and it is about time too! Loud and Sinister, Milli Mars and his clan of Wiz Kids’ debut LP YMID is perfect for anyone who wants new good hip-hop from someone who loves doing it.