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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. 

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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

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
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OKC's Starkweather Boys revive sounds of rock's golden age


Charles Martin March 15th, 2007

Under the umbrella of The Starkweather Boys, surf rock, Western swing, Little Richard, The Comets and even a bit of the Fifties-era Elvis Presley all find a comfy home.   The Boys show o...

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Under the umbrella of The Starkweather Boys, surf rock, Western swing, Little Richard, The Comets and even a bit of the Fifties-era Elvis Presley all find a comfy home.
 
The Boys show off that musical muscle on their new album, "Archer St. Blues." The following is an e-mail interview with lead singer Dave McPherson.
 
Oklahoma Gazette: Is it tricky to write original songs that are meant to reflect a time before you were even born?
 
DM: Well, the instrumentation reflects what we consider to be the standard for authentic rock 'n' roll, hillbilly, R&B, etc. But I've always meant for the lyrics to teeter on the edge of post-structure.
 
OKG: Why don't live music crowds dance anymore?
 
DM: Depends on where you go. West Coast people dance all the time, and here in the Midwest, people tend to get up and cut a rug later in the evening when they're a little less inhibited, if you know what I mean.
 
OKG: Which is worse when recording this kind of album: too authentic or too modern?
 
DM: You can't discount anything during the making of a record or you're limiting yourself. Art bumps against technology, and nowadays there's more equipment and techniques than ever at your disposal. I would say that there are elements on this record that definitely reach beyond a traditionalist perspective, but for the most part, sticking to the form does the trick. "Charles Martin

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