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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. 

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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.
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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.
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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.

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New Edmond-based record label aims to prime bands for stardom


Charles Martin January 25th, 2007

Scott Booker's long experience managing bands " not the least of which is The Flaming Lips " makes him uniquely qualified to run Great Society, his new record label.   Warner Bros. Records is on board...

Scott Booker's long experience managing bands " not the least of which is The Flaming Lips " makes him uniquely qualified to run Great Society, his new record label.
 
Warner Bros. Records is on board with his latest imprint, in no small part due to his years with the Lips.
 
"They already knew, working with me for 20 years, what kind of business person I was, what kind of taste I had and what ideas I had for marketing," he said.
 
BREAKING BANDS
Some of the bands Great Society will deal with are those that Warner Bros. is interested in, but aren't ready for the mainstream. Great Society will work with the artist to forge a loyal audience, and should an artist break through, Warner Bros. gets dibs.
 
"It's cheaper for WB to have a record label like Great Society go sign 10 bands for a quarter million dollars than it is for them to sign one band for a quarter million dollars," Booker said.
 
FUTURE PLANS
Great Society's first record released was a largely instrumental album by Roger O'Donnell, who played keyboards for The Cure and The Psychedelic Furs.
 
The label is looking at releasing as many as six more albums in 2007, including a possible deal with Oklahoma natives Colourmusic.
 
"If we sign Colourmusic and get them to the point that they are going to sell a lot of records, then Warner Bros. will come along and upswing them from us," Booker said. "Charles Martin
 
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