Art Amiss releases new 24-track album of local music

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Want to get a quick overview of the indie music scene in Fayetteville right now? Local artist collective Art Amiss just took a snapshot.

The organization, which has helped to archive the local music scene since it was created 10 years ago, released its 15th compilation album on Saturday, July 19.

The album features 24 songs by 24 local bands and artists currently living in, or originally from Arkansas. The new compilation, organizers said, focused on the indie rock/pop, indie electronica, punk, thrash, and metal genres.

The album was released via 100 limited edition cassette tapes over the weekend, with original sleeve designs by eight local artists, including a track list insert and a digital download code. Casette tapes are still available for purchase, and will be on sale this week at Art Amiss’ 10th Anniversary Visual Art Show, set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at The Garden Room on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

The first album release party was held last weekend at Smoke & Barrel, and a third release party featuring performances by compilation artists SHOOK YANK, Dead Indian, and Auric is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2 at The Lightbulb Club.

Albums are also available for download at the Art Amiss Bandcamp page for $10. Digital downloads come with an 88-page PDF booklet with images of every cassette sleeve design, band bios, lineups, and links to more music from the compilation artists.

All of the proceeds from the sale of the album go toward Art Amiss’ mission of awarding grants and promoting the work of Arkansas visual, music, fashion, and literary artists.