Bonus MP3s: Fizzy Dino Pop's Avery Williamson Unveils New Sextape and Hai Hello Projects.

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We've made it abundantly clear in the past: Fizzy Dino Pop? Right up our alley.

But with Yuria Hashimoto, the Denton-based Avery Williamson's co-conspirator in the band, stuck in Japan until August, the act's progress on its upcoming, full-length debut for Waaga Records has been stalled.

"[We] really can't finish the album until Yuria gets back," Williamson tells DC9 this week. "I thought we would be able to get a lot done through the internet, but it didn't work out like that. When she gets back we are going to work really hard on finishing up the full length."


Still, Williamson is hoping for an October release on Fizzy's full-length debut. And, in the interim, he plans on releasing a few new Fizzy singles.

But progress on that front might depends on the success of two new acts Williamson's found himself working on as Fizzy's been put on hold. They're called Sextape and Hai Hello, and, like Fizzy, both acts revel in Williamson's normal, futuristic J-pop playpen.

After the jump, Williamson explains the differences between all three acts--and passes along a slew of songs for you to download as a means to whetting your appetite in advance of both acts' upcoming performances on Wednesday, June 30, at Denton's Hailey's Club, where they'll share the bill with two other DC9-approved Denton knob-twiddlers, FUR and Lovelife.

Explains Williamson: "Fizzy Dino Pop is influenced more by fantasy. The concepts that inspire our composition and our sounds are not really set in reality. So I think we have a lot of distance between our listeners."

But that's not the case, with Sextape, which released its debut single (and accompanying b-side) this week.

"Sextape," Williamson says, "is more grounded in real life experiences. It's vulgar and loud--which, in my opinion, is really easy to understand."

That's certainly the case with "Lubricated Intimacy." Check it out.

Bonus mp3:

Sextape -- "Lubricated Intimacy"

And, for a slightly grimier take, check the b-side.

Bonus mp3:

Sextape -- "Parasomnia"

But what of Hai Hello. Certainly, it's more than just an internet meme, yeah?

"Hai Hello is closer to Fizzy Dino Pop than Sextape," Williamson explains. "But we draw inspiration from different concepts. Hai Hello is more about really simple things. By simple, I don't mean not important--but things everyone experiences but perhaps doesn't really appreciate. Things like summer vacation, staying up late and eating snacks."

And that certainly explains the title of this debut Hai Hello track.

Bonus mp3:

Hai Hello -- "Super Summer"

Most important, though? It's just great to see one of the area's more talented ears remaining productive.

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