Our readers choose two number ones for one common thread: a fierce dedication to Austin artists. Perverted Son gets the nod by supporting such bands as Tia Carrera, Brown Whörnet, Gorch Fock, and Oh, Beast! Veterans of the Red River district know these names. No question, Perverted Son is one of the backbone record labels here in town, featuring an energetic and intense roster. Whether it originated from the mosh pit or an altered evening under the headphones, the music from this label leaves listeners lingering for more. Manifesting an entirely different type of taste, Chalant is Austin’s ace electronic label. Merrick Brown, Spettro, Maetrik, and Tim Shumaker are a few of the names that make up Chalant's very deliberate and intentional combination of local, national, and international artists. This label is poised for some serious worldwide attention.
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