Welcome to Mixtape, our weekly feature where we hand the keys to the WASTOIDS Spotify account over to cool folks to share what they’re listening to.
Listeners who tune into the Country Brothers podcast expecting to only hear about country music are in for a surprise. Though brothers Dom and Duwaun Johnson (along with their brother Xavier) certainly pontificate about country and western music from a unique Black perspective, they also veer off into hilarious and ribald discussions about punk rock, rap, wrestling, film, television, and pop culture in general.
Tellingly, their debut WASTOIDS mixtape features everything from the hardcore punk of Soul Glo, the wonky art rock of Les Claypool, the soulful balladry of Jeff Buckley, and of course, a heavy dose of country, alt-country, and neo-traditional roots sounds. Give the playlist a listen, subscribe to the Country Brothers podcast, follow them on Instagram, and when you’re done spinning this excellent mix, check out Duwaun Johnson of The Country Brothers in conversation with Dylan Earl on an episode of WASTOIDS With.