Thursday, April 03, 2008

Listen to Austin music

The good folks over at Austin Sound have put together a digital compilation of 21 local artists, with the intent of highlighting some of their favorite music currently being created in the 512. To quote their introduction to the compilation:
"The past year has been an impressive one for Austin music. Both Okkervil River and Spoon cemented their place among the cream of the indie crop with excellent releases, Bill Callahan emerged impressively from his smoggy haze, and Octopus Project brought an avalanche of national attention. Ghostland Observatory rode a wave lasers across nearly every major festival to carry them beyond their allotted 15 minutes and Billy Joe Shaver shot some guy in the face outside a bar the week of a Greatest Hits release – that’s how to drum up press, Texas style. So in anticipation of the beloved onslaught of SXSW and to welcome everyone back to Austin, we present our second digital compilation, Sound Advice Vol. II: The Latest Toughs."
Here's a taste of the compilation that comes from sedated psychedelic newcomers The Strange Boys, fronted by two brothers with an affection for 60's-era garage:
Point your browser over to the link to hear tracks from a bunch of Austin artists that I've mentioned here at one time or another, and a bunch more that I probably should have.