Check Out New Music From Pat Ron & Ease, Tyrannosorceress , So Sique, Ellen Once Again, Particular People, New Science Projects, Sexual Jeremy, Chris J. Norwood, JVN, G.U.N. and Go Yayo.
Welcome to Songs of the Week, where we hip you to all the new local releases you should be caring about. By putting them all together here in one place, our hope is that you can spend less time searching for relevant new releases and more time giving each one of these jams the proper shine they so deserve. OK? OK.
Pat Ron & Ea$e — “Ed, Edd & Eddy”
RIYL: Pulling scams and watching cartoons.
What Else You Should Know: When Pat Ron and Ea$e hop on a track together, it’s almost guaranteed to be a banger. These two always deliver impeccable flows over woozy beats, and “Ed, Edd & Eddy” is no exception. No word on whether or not this track will be on Pat Ron’s upcoming album, This Time Last Year, but it’s good to know he’s in top form as the album approaches.
Tyrannosorceress — Shattering Light’s Creation
RIYL: Black Metal from the depths of hell.
What Else You Should Know: This debut album from Tyrannosorceress has been a long time coming. The band’s been around since 2010 and released a demo in 2011 that earned them coveted recognition in the black metal world beyond Texas. In the lead-up to the release of the album today, various metal publications have declared it a long-awaited debut, and Shattering Light’s Creation even earned a premiere on Noisey earlier this week. As Noisey wrote in its premiere, the band’s take on black metal is aggressive, smart, supremely melodic and often downright frosty. “In the Light of the Sabbat Moon” is a testament to the band’s precision and artful progressions.
Ellen Once Again — “I Believe In Summer”
RIYL: That fuzzy feeling this time of the year gives you.
What Else You Should Know: This is about “summer” as it gets for a summer tune. It’s straightforward with its peppy bounce and Ellen’s soothing vocals, and it’s a great little earworm that you might even be singing before its over.
Particular People — Meats for Particular People
RIYL: Getting drunk and making music with your friends.
What Else You Should Know: Meats for Particular People hits a lot of genres in a lot forms over the course of its 11 tracks. It makes sense, though, when you learn the band recorded the album with the help of over a dozen musicians in Denton. There’s a little bit of something for everyone to like on this album, whether it’s garage rock, rockabilly, grunge or acoustic blues.
New Science Projects — “Negatory”
RIYL: Sleeping all day.
What Else You Should Know: The “no, no, no, no” chorus of this new track from New Science Projects feels all too familiar on those days when you just don’t want to do shit. Let this be the soundtrack to your lazy day. The lo-fi, synth-rich track is a cut from the Denton band’s upcoming Drop Out/Sleep In record that’s due for release July 4.
Sexual Jeremy — CHUCK WEEKEND
RIYL: Unhinged sentimental songs.
What Else You Should Know: Denton’s ever-spastic Sexual Jeremy first jumped on our radar when we were floored by their Clown LP back in 2014. This week, they popped up back on our radar thanks to a feature on the London-based music blog New Moons that centered around their new EP. The oddball three-piece band’s latest is a random arrangement of screams, riffs and intermittent percussion, but it’s a fun 15 minutes to run through.
JVN — “Motions”
RIYL: Cutting through the bullshit.
What Else You Should Know: JVN started 2017 by releasing “Heavy,” a blistering anti-mumble rap track for the purist of hip-hop adorers. It rightly earned the rapper a little buzz. For his latest track, “Motions,” JVN attempts to deliver a summer vibe track for his new fans. But he might be unaware that, while the beat is perfectly suitable for a summer track, his vocals are still aggressive and, well, blistering. “Motions” is still a great track, though, because JVN’s authoritative flow is a refreshing change of pace from so many other laid back flows we’re hearing lately.
So Sique — “I Think You Need (feat. Buffalo Black and Bobby Sessions)”
RIYL: Emcees spitting bars.
What Else You Should Know: This song off So Sique’s new album PolyGone is four minutes of sharp raps from three very talented emcees. The horn-heavy, boom-bap track is the perfect anchor for the seamless rotation of verses that give the track a throwback vibe.
Chris J. Norwood — “Longshot”
RIYL: Taking chances.
What Else You Should Know: “Longshot” is a testimonial about the uncertainties that life can bring, but Norwood’s smooth guitar playing and accompanying vocals almost wash away the anxiety that lie in the lyrics of the song. The title track is the lead single from Norwood’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release in August.
G.U.N. — “Pick Yo Poison”
RIYL: Plug talk.
What Else You Should Know: Is there a rapper in Dallas releasing more music than G.U.N. right now? G.U.N. has been on a tear lately, for sure. But this latest track is a lead-up to his next project, David Angelo, which, if we’re reading all the signs right, is the new pseudonym the rapper is about to adopt.
Sauce Walka — “Hoodfame Ft. Go Yayo”
RIYL: Buying unnecessary diamonds.
What Else You Should Know: There are a whole lot of unsubstantiated rumors being reported by some area hip-hop blogs that say that Go Yayo could be facing some serious legal trouble. But until any of that is proven, we’ll continue keep the light on his burgeoning rap career, which continues to hit new strides. Here, he’s featured on a track with Houston’s famed Sauce Walka. One of the most impressive things about Go Yayo’s music is that, of all the features he’s been a part of, he’s never been overshadowed. And that remains the case even next to a commanding persona like Sauce Walka’s.
Sexual Jeremy cover photo by Gil Stuart.