(Half of a) Ten for Your Attention: 7/5/16

Portrait of musician Ronnie Fauss, photographed in Brooklyn, NY
Photo of Ronnie Fauss by: Jacob Blickenstaff

New releases tend to be more scarce during holiday weekends.  It should be no surprise then that I only have five songs for Your Attention This Thursday.  Hopefully next week there will be enough tracks to make it a full ten songs.  Any suggestions are welcomed; just Talk to the Ghost and send your recommendations.  On that note, let’s start with the first of the five songs.  It comes courtesy of Austin “party punk” band Basketball Shorts.  If you’re looking for something profound, look elsewhere.  If you want some really fun music, however, you’re in the right place.  They will soon release their Hot and Ready record, and Austin citizens can even get a copy of the record delivered in a pizza box.  I mean, how cool is that?  I wonder if they’d make an exception for this Dallas.  Speaking of Dallas, check out their tribute to the Cowboys, “Romo to Dez”.

Fans of the band Menkena may remember their guitarist Christopher Robinson.  I was quite impressed with his skill on the guitar he displayed while with the band.  Robinson’s own band, Caterpillars, are about to release their second album, The Wicked and Wonderful.  The album’s first single, “Kenopsia”, doesn’t feel that wicked.  It is, however, a pretty wonderful song.

I’m not sure if this is by design, but it seems that Hella Zealous is trying to be Dallas’ answer to Daft Punk.  The duo may not dress up as robots, but they’re definitely bringing that same party ethic to their brand.  Hella Zealous’ latest track, “Beatrice”, is definitely heavy in its 80’s sound.  Also, is it just me, or does this sound a little like ABC’s “Be Near Me”?  Just wondering.

The Ghost always like it when a local covers the work of another local.  In this case, Ronnie Fauss (shown above), gets the opportunity to cover one of his favorite bands, Slobberbone.  I’m not going to say it’s better than the original, obviously.  He does, however, manage to put his own cool spin on the song.  And as far as The Ghost is concerned, that’s enough.

 

Finally, I bring to you the unique sound of Dallas’ XIIION DENIZEN.   While he’s in the realm of R&Bish type music, there’s no denying that he has a very unique sound.  It’s almost like ambient R&B set to a chill hip-hop vibe.  His EP Samsara is out now, and it’s definitely worth a listen.  Here’s a taste of that EP with my favorite track, “4 AM Forest”.

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