Tuesday 29 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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The House of Love-The Complete Peel Sessions


None December 21st, 2006

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Universal

The House of Love's small catalog works a small bit of magic that sounds not unlike New Order or Echo and the Bunnymen: a pleasant sound that's always agreeable for your soft side in the dark' woozy, cocky vocals; and shimmering guitar lines.  The late UK DJ John Peel saw something with The House of Love that many listeners didn't (hence the band's little-heard death rattle in 1994).

In the liner notes, he writes about how "on" this band got live, and these sessions are clean, spotless proof of a tightness. We glimpse this with cheeky lyrics about "The Beatles and the Stones" making it feel good to be alone. Disc two slackens a bit, but the breezy rush of the first carries the weight. Deep beneath "Nothing to Me" is strobe-light ambiance predicting the Editors and a bass line funkier than Andy Rourke's. "Love in a Car," with any justice, could've played in "Pretty in Pink." These Peel Sessions are documents of a time where there were many bands catering to 24-hour party people and it all sounded good to them. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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