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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

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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.
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Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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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 recordstoreday.com. —Joshua Boydston

 
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