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Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Music · Music · Yay, it's Record Store Day!

Yay, it's Record Store Day!

Saturday is Christmas for vinyl lovers.

Joshua Boydston April 18th, 2012

The third Saturday of every April has become a hallowed day for those who worship in the house of vinyl. It marks Record Store Day, started in 2008 to celebrate independent record shops worldwide with exclusive releases.

This year’s festivity comes with a heavy dose of Oklahoma artists. Even among a slate of highly anticipated releases from the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica, the collaborative album from Oklahoma City’s The Flaming Lips stands as one of the most-talked about.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends features such all-star guests as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Biz Markie and Ke$ha.

The double-vinyl title features one-of-a-kind, multicolor discs. Still more limited (read: expensive) versions of the 13-track album will be infused with the blood of many of the contributors.

Another Okie highlight comes from Winter Boys, a new project featuring Jesse Tabish of Other Lives and Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens, released as a limited-edition 7-inch single on Guestroom Records’ house imprint.

Speaking of Guestroom, all three locations will host parties with live music and free drinks, beginning at 12:15 p.m. with Student Film and Crown Imperial at the Bricktown location, at 2:45 p.m. with Deerpeople and Jacob Abello at Western Ave., and at 6:30 p.m. with Brother Bear, Beau Jennings and Locust Avenue in Norman.

Elsewhere, from 10 a.m. to 8 a.m., Trolley Stop Record Shop, 1807 N. Classen Blvd., hosts a record swap meet and golden oldies music trivia show hosted by DJ Dale Wehba.

For more information, visit —Joshua Boydston

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