VARIOUS ARTISTS: Deep Secret Vol. 3: CS

Although there doesn’t appear to be any information to clue you in as to the focus for this compilation, after a little internet sleuthing I have concluded that this is in fact a regional compilation zeroing in on the state of Texas. Just as expansive as the state itself, there are a bevy of styles and genres represented such as punk, garage, indie, and experimental. Standouts include the Secret Prostitutes, Ghetto Ghouls, FOGG, Crooked Bangs, and Hidden Ritual. Further research indicates that the previous two volumes of this series showcase Southern Texas bands (volume 1) and ‘60s bands (volume 2). I look forward to a fourth installment should it ever come to fruition.

 –Juan Espinosa (Burger,