Texas artist Plato III is a rapper with a lot of indie rock crossover. He recently signed to Polyvinyl and released a single that included a partial Daniel Johnston cover featuring American Football's Mike Kinsella, and now he has announced his first album for the label and released a new single, "Sorry If I Dissed You," which comes with a hook that interpolates Modest Mouse's classic "Trailer Trash."

"Modest Mouse was a big deal in our trailer park," Plato says. "A girl who used to drive me to school showed me ‘Trailer Trash,’ and it just hit. After listening to 'The Lonesome Crowded West,' I just assumed it was about West Texas because it reflected everything I was seeing: the long highways of endless plains, the malls that were becoming ghost towns, and the hopelessness surrounding it all. I had wanted to sample it for a while but never found a way. I finally cracked the code though and used it to exorcize some of my own demons." Listen and watch the video (directed by Colton Van Til) -- along with a set of photos from Plato's set at one of the BrooklynVegan parties at Cheer up Charlies as part of SXSW 2022 -- below.

The new album's called The Devil Has Texas and it arrives June 17 via Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.

01 - Spirit World Rising
02 - Give ‘Em Hell
03 - It’s Alright, It’s Okay
04 - Holiday
05 - Never Get Away
05 - Summon the Based God
07 - Heaven
08 - Ouroboros
09 - Sorry If I Dissed You
10 - American Idol

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