Texas Top 5: Week 42
This is the Texas Top 5 – where we bring you the week’s top five albums from Texas artists. Our friends at Waterloo Records compile a list of their top selling albums each week and we put our spin on it.
5. Gary Clark Jr., Bright Lights
The future of blues lies in Austin-native Gary Clark Jr. Over the past few months, he’s become a regular on festival lineups around the country. His latest release is a stellar EP called Bright Lights and it’s in the number five spot this week.
4. Quiet Company, We Are All Where We Belong
Since their inception in 2005, Quiet Company has become a household name here in Austin. But with the release of their fourth full-length album, it looks like this could be the year that makes the rest of the world pay attention. We Are All Where We Belong is the name of the new record and it’s in the number four spot this week. The Austin-quartet will play the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund Benefit Concert Friday, October 28 at The Backyard. Check out the video for “Fear & Fallacy, Sitting In a Tree” and keep a lookout for some Austin landmarks.
3. St. Vincent, Strange Mercy
Dallas’ St. Vincent is in the number three position this week. Annie Clark is the woman behind St. Vincent and her latest album Strange Mercy recently reached number 18 on the US Charts. She’ll be in Austin on Monday, October 24 to play ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
2. Scott H. Biram, Bad Ingredients
Scott Biram’s fourth-studio album is in the number two spot this week. If you’re not familiar, Biram is an Austin-based one-man band with a huge attitude. He’s loud, rowdy and unapologetic – just like his music. The latest album is called, Bad Ingredients. Watch the video for “I Want My Mojo Back” RIGHT HERE!
1. Dale Watson & the Texas Two, The Sun Sessions
Austin Music Hall of Famer, Dale Watson is in the number one position with his latest album, The Sun Sessions. Recorded with his backing band the Texas Two at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Watson channels the American icons that came before him. Names like Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl and Johnny come to mind. Check out the video for “Gothenburg Train” RIGHT HERE!