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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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Umbrellas plan post-tour homemade EP

Joe Wertz May 10th, 2007

Umbrellas play gorgeous music that is full and melodic, bordering on orchestral. The band's latest album, "Illuminare," was recorded in a defunct comedy club in downtown Tulsa and ...


Umbrellas play gorgeous music that is full and melodic, bordering on orchestral. The band's latest album, "Illuminare," was recorded in a defunct comedy club in downtown Tulsa and released by California indie label The Militia Group.

The band will finish its current tour up with an all-ages stop Friday at the Opolis in Norman, before stepping into Black Watch Studios to record a five-song EP before leaving again in June for a tour of the West Coast.

The band plans to release a few hundred copies of the album, and hand-screen the artwork on them individually, said front man and former Normanite Scott Windsor, adding he has never released a record on his own.

Though having a record label put out your music would be a dream come true for every musician, Windsor is excited to be doing at least a small project all on his own.

"We have been on a label for years," he said. "It has been great, but we are just excited to have fun with something, write some songs and have 100 percent control over everything."

Having lived in music meccas like Nashville, Tenn. and Los Angeles, Windsor said he prefers places like Oklahoma " especially because the cost of living is so cheap.

"It's a simpler life for sure," Windsor said. "But it's nice. We aren't always pressed to have to work for the few weeks we are home and we are actually able to sustain ourselves playing music "¦ barely." "Joe Wertz

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