Casual Victim Pile:austin 2010 CD (2010)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview


Label Matador Records/ada
SKU 213441567
UPC 744861085928
UPC 14 00744861085928
Format CD
Release Date 1/26/2010
Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID 859
Lable Name Matador (record label)
Released 01/26/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00744861085928
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Gerard Cosloy.
Recording information: Denton, TX (01/2009); Laguna Studio (01/2009); Resonate Studios, Austin, TX (01/2009); Sound on Sound (01/2009); Sweatbox Studio, Austin, TX (01/2009); The Echo Lab, Denton, TX (01/2009); Treehouse (01/2009); Denton, TX (12/2008); Laguna Studio (12/2008); Resonate Studios, Austin, TX (12/2008); Sound on Sound (12/2008); Sweatbox Studio, Austin, TX (12/2008); The Echo Lab, Denton, TX (12/2008); Treehouse (12/2008).
Austin, TX has more bars per capita than any other city in the U.S., and on any given night, live music pours from the hundreds of doorways on 6th street, so being the entrepreneur that he is, co-owner of Matador Records and four-year native of Austin, Gerard Cosloy took on the laborious task of documenting his city's impressive underground music scene. Over a year in the making, with submissions dating back to 2008, Casual Victim Pile (taken from a rearrangement of Austin's motto "Live Music Capital") is not Cosloy's first attempt at making a city sampler, and his professionalism shows. His first release, 1984's Bands That Could Be God shined a light on Boston hardcore bands, and 1991's New York Eye & Ear Control featured great bands from N.Y.C. Like these other endeavors, this comp takes a historical snapshot of a specific time and place; an exquisite one at that, documenting a scene that, while unpublicized, holds up with the greatest D.I.Y. movements. In the way that N.Y. No Wave: The Ultimate East Village `80s Soundtrack exposed art-skronk to the masses, This Is Boston, Not L.A. encapsulated hardcore, or The Stiff Records Box Set captured the sounds of British pub rock, Casual Victim Pile reveals a secret surplus of raw, underexposed talent. Wisely, Cosloy skips over the dime-a-dozen Lyle Lovett-esque acoustic soloists and the many, many SRV-influenced electric blues acts, and instead focuses closely on the tight niche of Austin garage punk (with a few exceptions from Denton, TX.) All the bands fit the bill wonderfully and it's a consistent, gritty listen throughout. As always, Cosloy's a consummate tastemaker, and considering his role in boosting the careers of indie staples Pavement, Yo La Tengo, fellow Austinites Spoon, and the high caliber of music onboard, it wouldn't be surprising if this one broke the Lone Star underground wide open. ~ Jason Lymangrover
Disc 1
1 Ghosts That Wake You, The - Follow That Bird!
2 Blister - The Young
3 Spirits Roam
4 Crush On You - Flesh Lights
5 Little City Girl - Dikes Of Holland
6 Engineer, The - Tre Orsi
7 Akron Bureau
8 Hoboken Snow
9 Mommy's Little Soliders - Elvis Presley/Elvis
10 First 48 - Love Collector
11 Can't Remember Your Name
12 Drink It Dry - Wild America
13 Beautiful & Very Smart - Harlem
14 No One's Gonna Miss You - The Stuffies
15 Older Than You
16 Nobody's Fool - No No No Hopes
17 Nazis on Film
18 Notice, The - The Persimmons
19 Entirely Wired for Sound
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