Tuesday 22 Jul

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

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | 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 recordstoreday.com. —Joshua Boydston

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