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Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

None August 21st, 2008


Sub Pop

The beast, whose snarly bite once tore through three wild EPs, has been tamed again, with the second full-length release from Montreal's Wolf Parade.

"Apologies to the Queen Mary" was among 2005's most acclaimed releases, although the Canadian five-piece suffered a little backlash for spraying on studio shellac. The production lacquer on "At Mount Zoomer" is thicker still, but should win enough of a new audience to offset any disgruntled diehards.

"Language City" is smooth and flowing, with melodic keyboards padding a wash of drums and vocals. Singer Spencer Krug, who has always demonstrated an interesting vocal timbre, is well-served by the album's production, particularly on songs like the album's opening "Soldier's Grin" and the quirky piano dirge "Call It a Ritual."

The album's strongest offering, "California Dreamer," builds from guitar shimmers and blood-pulse drumming to reveal a grinding organ and a sweeping chorus frenzy.

A domesticated Wolf preys on this parade, but "A Mount Zoomer" is still worth hunting down.

"”Joe Wertz

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