Vast in scope and rich in rewards, South By Midwest Vol. 1 (SXMW1) is a benefit compilation from Florida-based Holy Hell Records, the proceeds of which will go to Habitat for Humanity. Aside from being for a good cause, the album is also a pretty damn good listen. Featuring acts from all across the South and Southeast—including stellar contributions from locals Deer Vibes, Jonah Vin and Joust & Parry–SXMW1 is a breezy blast of math-rock, indie, emo and punk, all filtered through a muddy southern lo-fi lens.
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