There were piles of killer records in Austin last weekend, new releases, limited releases, cheap used fodder and $100+ foreign flexis. But perhaps the best thing I picked up in Texas (admittedly, I haven't made it through the whole pile, and I opted out of the expensive stuff) was this tape that I snagged in a dark corner of Broken Neck Friday night. When I see a dude cruising around a warehouse with a box of compilation cassettes, you best believe that my finest Abraham Lincoln is going to find my way into his hand, and this dude was no exception. 20 songs, 10 bands, and the finest punk that Los Angeles has to offer, starting with GENERACION SUICIDA (a mix of GORILLA ANGREB and VICIOUS meets early LA punk in the most beautiful way imaginable) and continuing through Escape alumni of the melodic (POLISKITZO, RAYOS X) and brutal (THE HELPLESS, KRUEL) varieties. FUKKR SS live up to their moniker and sound exactly as you hope they would, WORST ENEMY play street punk the way only Southern California drunk punks know how, and MUNDO MUERTO deliver two of the most blazing pogo punk songs I've heard. Wrap the tape up with SABER M and killer tracks from LA VOZ and you'll understand why I am so pleased with that dark corner exchange at 3am on Friday night (Saturday morning, technically speaking).