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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.
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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Former Clem Snide front man steps into solo spotlight

Lucas Ross June 19th, 2008

Israeli native and Nashville, Tenn.-based Eef Barzelay will play Saturday at The Opolis in Norman. When alt-country indie rock band Clem Snide called it quits in 2006 after 10 years of touring and re...


Israeli native and Nashville, Tenn.-based Eef Barzelay will play Saturday at The Opolis in Norman.

When alt-country indie rock band Clem Snide called it quits in 2006 after 10 years of touring and recording, lead singer/songwriter Barzelay seemed to have lost something big.

Fortunately, the dissolution of the group " an outfit Barzelay initially founded in 1991 " didn't turn the multitalented Israeli native and Nashville, Tenn.-based artist into the biggest loser. Instead, Barzelay is on a fresh career streak, expanding his creative horizons through extensive touring, scoring films and readying the release of the most emotionally honest and highly personal collection of songs he's ever created.

Written and recorded in the span of two weeks in late 2006, but not released until this month, the ironically titled "Lose Big" is his first album since the band's split, and his sophomore effort as a solo artist.

"The story of 'Lose Big' is that it sort of rose up through the ashes of the last Clem Snide record that I was obsessively working on for a year and a half," he said. "When the bubble finally popped, I had this kind of insane burst of creativity."

In 2007, Barzelay made his composing debut with the movie "Rocket Science," which garnered glowing reviews for its sound track, from the likes of The Hollywood Reporter and Rolling Stone.

Most recently, he provided the score for the upcoming film "Yellow Handkerchief," a road movie set in post-Katrina Louisiana, starring William Hurt.

Barzelay's involvement in the project makes sense, considering that his own life increasingly resembles a road film this year. Having just completed a tour with his longtime friend and fellow Nashville transplant Ben Folds, as well as performing some solo shows in Europe, he's now embarking on a series of club dates that includes the stop in Norman. "Lucas Ross

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