Leave it to the dudes at Transparent to extend their reach from the UK all the way to Denton, Texas, where Fergus & Geronimo and a revolving cast of bands have been cranking out punchy pop music faster than we can keep track. In addition to their own music, as well as the extremely young Fungi Girls' way better than we expected new EP, the duo has put Transparent, and by proxy us, onto The Uptown Bums' power punky "First Time Caller," as well as Dallas' True Widow, who grabbed those lackadaisical grunge breakdowns we didn't even realize we missed, and drew them out in an epic swell of apathy and stoned whateverness (see also: this). Basically, both bands couldn't be more different, but did you know that Texas is pretty big? There's probably a lot going on there.
Download: True Widow, "Duelist"
Download: Uptown Bums, "First Time Caller"