Now that I host both 101X Homegrown and KGSR’s Lone Star State of Mind, I don’t really post quite as many local mp3s. This is mostly because I spend my Sunday evenings blabbering about all things Austin, so when it comes time to roll out content for SOTO, I often find myself on the hunt for something fresher. I doubt this will change, so in an attempt to make sure that those of you who avoid me on the radio (but why!?) still get a good dose of Austin, I’m going to occasionally churn out a mix of select local tunes. The first one is below, and it’s comprised of my top 20 Austin tracks from the first chunk of 2016. Enjoy.
PPS – It was surprisingly hard for me to cut this list to 20 songs. Maybe I should have done 30. I should have done 30. Next time I’ll do 30.
:Dumb – I Don’t Wanna Die On I-35: From the Slack Capital compilation. FB
:A Giant Dog – Sex And Drugs: From Pile. FB
:Basketball Shorts – Kevin McCallister: From the Slack Capitol compilation. FB
:Otis The Destroyer – Cheetah: From the Belushi EP. FB
:BOYFRNDZ – Going Under: From Impulse. FB
:A. Sinclair – Liars in the State of New York: From Get Out Of The City. FB
:My Jerusalem – Rabbit Rabbit: From A Little Death. FB
:Emily Wolfe – Atta Blues: From the Atta Blues single. FB
:Residual Kid – Scentless Princess: From the Salsa EP. FB
:Mirror Travel – Yesca: From Cruise Deal. FB
:Jared Leibowich – And You’re Always On: From Welcome Late Bloomers. FB
:Walker Lukens – Lifted: From Tell It To The Judge. FB
:Calliope Musicals – Echo Of The Whoos: From Times Owes You Nothing. FB
:Slomo Drags – Going Out Of Business: From the band’s self titled EP. FB
:Ramesh – Redemption: From the Redemption single. FB
:Booher – Pick Up The Robot Put The Robot Down: From Funny Tears. FB
:Rain Collectors – Lately: From RCEP. FB
:Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – Cora Cora: Off From The Forest Came The Fire. FB
:Blue Healer – Luminescent Eyes: From the band’s debut album. FB
:Cross Record – Basket: From Wabi-Sabi. FB
For the hell of it, here are some other Austin artists that I’ve been digging over the last few months: Alex Napping, Broken Gold, BLXPLTN, Pema, Bayonne, Big Bill, Buhu, Chipper Jones/Chris Lopez, Empty Markets, OBN IIIs, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Growl, Harvest Thieves, Holy Wave, Lowin, Megafauna, Migrant Kids, My Golden Calf, P.T. Banks, Star Parks, The Blind Pets, Ultraviolet.