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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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Paul Skinner shakes up his pop-country sound for a grimier approach

Joe Wertz August 26th, 2010

On Thursday, Skinner is officially back with a new album and a new sound that he feels like fully supporting.

He tried, but Paul Skinner "just isn't pop-country."

The Edmond musician's 2006 debut, "Gettin' With It," was a great album, and has probably sold close to 10,000 copies, Skinner said. While writing, recording and promoting the 13-song release was a "great learning experience," it wasn't a sound or style he felt like sticking with. 

"I really fought the whole thing," he said. "It was just really produced. It sounds great, but it sounds like a Rascal Flatts record."

On Thursday, Skinner is officially back with something he feels like fully supporting. "Lost in Austin" rocks the dust of his interest in singer/songwriter storytelling, resonating with a grimier texture. 

He recorded the album at his home and a handful of other studios with his bandmates Carl Amburn, Kevin Webb and Brian Young, who also drums for popular power-poppers Fountains of Wayne.

The bridge on one particular song, "These Days," was a struggle, Skinner said, and needed specific vocal harmonies to tie the song together. Gerry Beckley, a founder of one of Skinner's favorite bands, America, helped knot those loose ends by laying down 24 tracks of vocals. Skinner gets excited just talking about it.  

"I've got America on my record," he enthused. "Right there on track one."

Skinner will debut the new disc at 8 p.m. Thursday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth in Edmond. The show is $10. For more information, visit www.paulskinnermusic.com. "Joe Wertz
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