Photo by Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Photo by Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Fresh off his crowd-surfing performance in the Fifth Element tent at last weekend’s Soundset, Sean Anonymous went straight into raising the promotional tent for his new album with beatmaker partner Dimitry Kilstorm this week. The first single, “Big Bang,” shows how much the scrawny, thorny, wiry wordsmith rapper means business this time. The jaggedly explosive track features his longtime pal Lizzo channeling Carly Simon in one fiery verse and their mutual motivator, P.O.S., on another. Hear the stellar results below, or click here to hear it via Soundcloud.

A road hound over the past couple years, Sean has been playing everywhere from the Warped Tour to countless Upper Midwest headlining gigs (including a First Ave set in January). He’s been working toward the release of “Better Days,” the album due to land June 23. Other guests on the record include California indie-rap veterans Aceyalone and Del the Funky Homosapien, plus Haphduzn, Phillip Morris and Wordsworth.

To mark its release, he’s putting on a two-night mini-fest of sorts July 17-18 in 7th Street Entry with guests including Haphduzn, Manchita, Big Zach, Mike the Martyr and Milwaukee’s Klassic, plus hosts MaLLy and Muja Messiah (click here for tickets).