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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
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Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Evangelicals spread good word of new album

Charles Martin January 24th, 2008

The summer of 2006 was rough on Josh Jones. The front man of Norman's emerging critical darling Evangelicals spent that summer in a studio deep in the slummier side of Oklahoma City, working on a follow-up album to the band's manic debut, "So Gone."

"I was attacked by dogs, weirdos were coming around, crazy shit was always happening," he said. "No Internet, no TV " that place was pretty depressing."

Work on that new album, "The Evening Descends," is complete and the band will debut the album Thursday night at the Meacham Auditorium on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

Jones said he spent a long time mainlining David Bowie while preparing for the new recording. A healthy dose of playful experimentation shines through on the disc as the boys stretch for sounds to tell the various stories of the nocturnal discontent playing throughout.

"It's about their internal conflicts on how to solve the problems. Sometimes they don't make very good choices, sometimes they do," he said.

The act's cozy relationship with critics is something Jones appreciates, but not something he is counting on, adding that good or bad reviews don't always affect album sales or influence fans.

"With the first record, we were just making music for ourselves," he said. "With the second record, we wanted to make music for other people. I want to make music that other people will like and can have a positive impact on their lives."

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