Attentive readers will no doubt recognize Waaga Records' name. The more "experimental" Sacramento-based offshoot of Lesfe Records (Neon Indian) has already signed a couple young Denton acts to its growing roster in DC9 favorites Florene and FUR. It's an impressive enough start to the point where, in the past, we half-joked that the Sac-town label was fast-becoming the most powerful label in Denton.
Only, well, we're not really kidding any more: In our weekly (kidding... sorta) Fizzy Dino Pop check-in today, we learned that Fizzy Dino Pop is also about to become a part of the label's roster. And, as Avery Williamson reveals on his band's blog, fans can expect the first-ever Fizzy Dino Pop full-length to earn its release in early summer. The label, Williamson further reveals, will also book the band's upcoming West Coast tour--with Sore Losers, natch.
So, yeah: Most powerful label in Denton at the moment? Try arguing otherwise. We dare you, even.
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And, since we're on the topic of Waaga already, might as well point you in GorillaVsBear's direction. We somehow missed it last week when it happened, but Chris Canatlini debuted a new FUR track from Bryce Isbell's upcoming split EP with Detroit's Coyote Clean-Up. The song's called "Clears Throat." Check it out--it sounds nothing like DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat," promise.