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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.

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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. 

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.
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OKC artist formerly with The Fellowship Students releases solo album


Charles Martin March 22nd, 2007

Bands generally recoil from the term "concept album" for fear of being pretentious. But Matt Brown, formerly of The Fellowship Students, declares it proudly.   "The problem is, it's for ...

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Bands generally recoil from the term "concept album" for fear of being pretentious. But Matt Brown, formerly of The Fellowship Students, declares it proudly.
 
"The problem is, it's for music nerds," Brown said. "When most people buy an album, they listen to four or five songs. There aren't enough people who will smoke a joint, put on headphones and pay attention for 50 minutes to an hour and a half."
 
Regardless of what one thinks of concept albums, Brown's first solo outing, "Rainbow Around the Sun," is not pretentious. It is track after track of engaging and colorful pop songs that guide the listener through a story, rather than dragging them.
 
FUTURE PLANS
The album was finished in the fall, but Brown became involved in a feature-length movie based on the record, which put the disc's release on hold through the winter.
 
He relishes the idea of creating an album that demands astute attention and repeated listens. He next plans a country opera. "Charles Martin

 
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