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    40 Songs Proving That Austin, Texas, Is The Capital Of Dope Jams

    Just a tiny cross section of the literally thousands of good tunes coming from the heart of Texas in the last few years.

    1. Grand Champeen, "Songs You Want To Hear" (2007)

    2. The Octopus Project, "Bees Bein' Strugglin'" (2007)

    3. The Golden Boys, "Oooh Girl" (2007)

    4. Explosions in the Sky, "So Long, Lonesome" (2007)

    5. Alejandro Escovedo, "Always a Friend" (2008)

    6. Iron Age, "Burden of Empire" (2009)

    7. The Bright Light Social Hour, "Shanty" (2010)

    8. Spoon, "Written in Reverse" (2010)

    9. Ghostland Observatory, "Glitter" (2010)

    10. The Black and White Years, "Cold" (2010)

    11. Some Say Leland, "We Will Dance" (2010)

    12. Ume, "Run Wild" (2011)

    13. Bill Baird, "We'll Meet Again Someday, or We Won't" (2011)

    14. Flesh Lights, "I Am Romance" (2011)

    15. Suzanna Choffel, "Animal" (2011)

    16. The Wheeler Brothers, "Portraits" (2011)

    17. White Denim, "Street Joy" (2011)

    18. Love Inks, "In My Dreams" (2011)

    19. The Sword, "The Veil of Isis" (2012)

    20. Quiet Company, "You, Me & The Boatman" (2011)

    21. Riverboat Gamblers, "Blue Ghosts" (2012)

    22. The Young, "Don't Hustle for Love" (2012)

    23. Gary Clark Jr., "Travis County" (2012)

    24. Kat Edmonson, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" (2012)

    25. Shearwater, "Breaking the Yearlings" (2012)

    26. Phranchyze, "#atx" (2012)

    27. My Jerusalem, "Shatter Together" (2012)

    28. Balmorhea, "Days" (2012)

    29. Heartless Bastards, "Only for You" (2012)

    30. Zeale, "Hope Dies" (2013)

    31. Bob Schneider, "The Effect" (2013)

    32. Black Joe Lewis, "Come to My Party" (2013)

    33. Vaaska, "Donde Esta Tu Dios?" (2013)

    34. Literature, "Arab Spring" (2013)

    35. The Black Angels, "Don't Play with Guns" (2013)

    36. Jack Wilson, "Rainbow/Tiger" (2013)

    37. Dale Watson, "I Lie When I Drink" (2013)

    38. Mother Falcon, "Dirty Summer" (2013)

    39. Okkervil River, "Stay Young" (2013)

    40. Magna Carda, "Shoes $ Money" (2013)

    And here's a Spotify playlist with most of the songs above: