VARIOUS ARTISTS: Casual Victim Pile 2: LP

Nice collection of current Austin bands. Seems that city has never really had a lack of worthwhile bands, unlike many of the more “famous” scenes like LA, NYC, or SF. The styles run the gamut of hardcore punk to pop. Some stuff is ehh, and then some stuff is “Holy fuck! I need to get everything this band has done!” awesome. Standouts are Literature, RayonBeach, Crisis Hotlines (do they have records out yet?), Women In Prison, Serious Tracers. Comes on white vinyl and a digital download card.

 –M.Avrg (12XU, 12XU.net)