Monday, January 10, 2011

Throw Another Body on the Casual Victim Pile

The Austin blogs and twitter-ers were all aflame at the tail end of Free Week last Friday, as news of the next Casual Victim Pile compilation hit. The sequel to Matador Records' first collection will arrive this time via the 12XU label (also run by Matador’s Gerard Cosloy), giving us another punch of local Austin punk. The first CVP album was spectacular and introduced even some of us locals to a handful of under the radar bands (really, who didn't go crazy for Follow That Bird! after hearing them here). I highly recommend both of these collections to anyone. Especially for non-Austinites, so they can get a taste of what a great local music we have.

We'll have to wait until February 22nd for the physical white vinyl, but the album is streaming over at the comp's bandcamp and is actually available for download at this time for $10. Pre-orders for that limited edition vinyl are also being taken for $12, along with a $25 option that gets you the album plus a three night pass to the release party being held on March 3, 4, and 5th at Beerland. I missed last year's CVP show, so I'm planning on making it out this time.

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