10: Frank Smith - Monsters
Frank Smith's record, Before You Were Born actually comes out in January but he released Monsters and A Decline THIS year so, I'm including it.
Frank Smith - Monsters video via YouTube
I'm also including Pure X's You're In It Now EP, as part of this entry. Although, the video below is from the LP, Pleasure.
Pure X - Surface video via YouTube
The Calm Blue Sea - Literal video via YouTube
The album title uses the short "i" sound, as in "living the music."
The Strange Boys - Me and You video via YouTube
6: Sleep ∞ Over - Forever
5: Wild Child - Pillow Talk
Quiet Company - Fear and Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree video via YouTube
The Wooden Birds - Criminals Win video via YouTube
1: White Denim - D
Just like I did with the Pure X entry, I'm including White Denim's Takes Place In Your Work Space EP because it's an extension of D and features one of my favorite White Denim songs to date, Handwriting.
White Denim - Street Joy video via YouTube
Ume - Captive video via YouTube
You can find most of these artists if you're a Spotify user and want to hear more. Frank Smith has his previous releases on Spotify but, the songs I posted above are from an album due out in 2012 so you won't find them there. For the other 10, I've made a little playlist for you to enjoy. So, there you have Best of Austin 2011. Feel free to leave your thoughts, concerns, etc in the comments or tweet @AustinBloggy.