Friday 25 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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L’Altra — Telepathic


Stately pop tunes turn to mush in the brain

Stephen Carradini April 7th, 2011

Sometimes you can get too mature.

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L’Altra’s lushly orchestrated “Telepathic” has a stately quality that impresses until it doesn’t, which is somewhere around track four or five. Then the pop tunes become mush in the brain. There’s nothing bad here, but it all just becomes one big jumble of haunting vocals, dusky piano and hazy atmospheres.

The single, “Nothing Can Tear It Apart,” is much more energetic than the rest of the album. It’s appropriate that the tune is placed toward the front of the set, but it should not be the single. That’s because it’s the best song here, yet not much like the rest of the release. A better promo would have been “When the Ship Sinks Make It Sing,” which is also energetic, but in a much more ethereal way that echoes the rest of the work.

Again, there’s nothing wrong with L’Altra’s “Telepathic.” It’s an average release: pretty while it’s happening, but unmemorable. —Stephen Carradini

 
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