This is for the record collectors, although CDs are good too. I need some new targets on my record collecting radar, and I'm currently diggin' region-specific garage compilations. Stuff like "Brazilian Nuggets", "Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit", "Signed DC", "Texas Garage Punkers" (there's actually several good ones from Texas)... comps within the lo-fi world that include bands from just one city or state or region or country. These sorts of albums are so anthropological, they're like mini-anthologies of individual scenes, it's my new collection-related addiction. But so many are so obscure that it's hard to even find titles to start hunting for. Anybody have some suggestions? Any genres represented on The Hideout are fair game.
Check out Shiftless Decay from X! Records. That's probably my favorite relevant garage/punk/psych compilation. Lots of awesome bands like Timmy's Organism, The Frustrations, Heroes and Villians ETC. I think they put it out in 2009 when that whole Detroit scene was REALLY kickin'.