Post Malone Teams With 50 Cent, Jason Lee Finally Joins Midlake and Leon Bridges Stays Late.

For little over a decade now, Jason Lee and Midlake have been BFFs.

This is a fact neither party goes out of their way to hide, whether making documentaries about each other or slowly taking over Denton, one business at a time.

It also makes them a natural fit to appear on AOL's regular web series “Act Like a Musician,” which pairs actors and their favorite musicians together for 10 minutes of conversation and performance. Hell, it's probably something these two do frequently anyway. AOL's cameras just happened to catch it this time.

Be sure to stick around for the long haul if you're interested in what it looks like when somebody teaches Earl from My Name is Earl to play “Aurora Gone” on acoustic guitar while sitting around a well-placed campfire.

Speaking of collabs between big stars and locals: Musician 50 Cent and musician Post Malone forewent all the interview shit and just hit 'em with a new joint song called “Tryna Fuck Me Over” for 50's new mixtape, The Kanan Tape. The song comes a few months after Post put his own spin on 50's “Window Shopper,” which is maybe what put the “White Iverson” artist on the Half-Dollar's radar in the first place.

Sticking on the hip-hop tip, the rapidly emerging Bobby Sessions gave the video treatment to his “Black Neighborhood” — a.k.a. the 72nd-best Dallas song of 2015. With his second Jeremy Biggers-shot clip in the past couple months, Sessions' videos are proving just as great as the songs they accompany.

Then there's ThatKidCam, who'll release a new single called “Normal Person” as part of WAAS Gallery's “Cure for Paranoia” exhibition this Saturday. Herrick & Hooley will also perform. Preview the new ThatKidCam track below.

The night before that art show, meanwhile, Leon Bridges will make his fifth late-night television performance of the year, when he plays The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, December 18. In case you've forgotten, he played The Late Late Show in March, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in June, Conan in August and SNL earlier this month. Everybody wants a piece of Leon right now. It's no wonder, really, that pharma-bro Martin Shkreli wants to pay him a million bucks to record him a private album, too.

Somebody we reckon would be more than happy to take Shkreli up on that deal is Sly Stone. After a Los Angeles court found that Stone was owed $5 million in unpaid royalties last January, a judge ruled earlier this month that he wouldn't be getting the money after all. Apparently, he assigned his royalties to a production company in the '80s in exchange for part ownership in the company.

Finally, a handful of newer artists have new releases worth mentioning.

CT favorite Sad Cops just released an acoustic single called “Dirty Sheets” from the band's upcoming self-titled debut full-length. The song, which was originally jokingly promoted as a Christmas song, is just a regular ol' song, turns out.

In other news, the current relocation process for Michael Briggs and his Civil Recording studio hasn't slowed down his release schedule any. He's passed along a trio of new projects this week. First up is Whimper, a new outfit that includes members of Two Knights, New Science Projects and Big Knife. The band just released its debut EP, which you can hear below.

Denton hardcore band Neander Valley Boys' new Civil recording represents that band's first stab at professionally capturing its sound. See how they did below.

And new “anime-shoegaze” band Rei Clone also recorded its debut EP at Civil. You can also hear that one below.

Cover photo by Kathy Tran. Got a tip for White Noise? Email us!

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