[poster by Rolyn Barthelman]

We are beyond psyched to debut the first material from Preteen Zenith, the new project of Dallas' Tim DeLaughter (of Tripping Daisy/the Polyphonic Spree fame). We're told that this soaring track -- which hints at some of the same life-affirming build-up and emotional release as the best songs from Tripping Daisy's brilliant lost classic swan song -- is "a sampler of a few of the Preteen Zenith tracks mixed together from unmastered, rough mixes to serve as a preview for the debut performance at the Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival..." Can't wait to see this thing live:

Catch the first-ever Preteen Zenith performance -- along with White Denim, Shabazz Palaces, Julianna Barwick, Grimes, and more -- at the inaugural Gorilla vs. Bear Festival on July 23 at the Granada Theater here in Dallas. Tickets still available here.