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The Sound of the City

By Austin Powell, February 23, 2011, 2:43pm, Earache!

The Red River crowd has Gerard Cosloy's Casual Victim Pile I & II (the latter reviewed in tomorrow's paper). For everyone else, there's the annual compilation put together by the Austin Music Office, a division of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. It's the city's version of a state of the union address, and it's never sounded better.

Pressed for the first time on vinyl (how progressive is that?!), Volume 10 could pass as a sampler of last year's Austin Music Awards, featuring contributions from Sahara Smith, Bright Light Social Hour, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and Mother Falcon. Even more impressive is the nabbing of Afrobeat combo Ocote Soul Sounds and our rarest export, Bill Callahan (view full tracklist below).

The album gets properly released tonight at the Parish with a 10-year anniversary bash: 10 bands for $10, which includes a copy of the CD. You do the math. The show starts at 7pm.

1. * The Bright Light Social Hour “Back and Forth”
2. * Sahara Smith “The Real Thing”
3. * The Marshall Ford Swing Band “What I Like About Texas”
4. * Danny Malone “Sailing”
5. * TV Torso “Two Glass Eyes”
6. * Ocote Soul Sounds “El Diablo y El Nau Nau”
7. * Mother Falcon “Fireflies”
8. * Gina Chavez “Miles de Millas (2000 miles)”
9. * Betty Soo, “Never Knew No Love”
10. Bill Callahan “Too Many Birds”
11. * The Trishas “Give It Away”
12. T-Bird and the Breaks “Blackberry Brandy”
13. * Tee Double & James Speer “Set the Tone”
14. The Octopus Project “I Saw the Bright Shinies”
* Appearing tonight at the Parish

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