Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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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
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Rainy Day - The Winter Album


None February 18th, 2010

rainyday
kes turns manning the pedal steel and bass on the eight-song record.

"Texas Calling" is the only track not recorded "in the woods" or at the "Woodmont Hotel," according to the back cover, but the ethereal tune is surprisingly the most haunting. Sobbing pedal steel permeates the slow, strumming song, which echoes with an aching cry about the "saddest place I've ever been" and a mournful promise to "never again" return to that place, literally and figuratively.

A refrain of distorted feedback staggers throughout "Lite On," providing an uneasy foundation for a sticky vocal line that sounds like a drippy whisper that's been amplified. "Records" is much the same, minus a few thick, buzzy chords drop from the clouds to strike, thunder and fade away. "Pennies" is as upbeat as this "Winter" gets: not cheery in the least, but at least its acoustic guitars and wailing are up-tempo. The album opens with rain sounds and closes the same way on "'Cause I Remember," the most forgettable song.

Earnest, emotional and exposed, this is heavy and heady listening, so don't bother buying it if you suffer from sonic seasonal affective disorder. Rainy Day was successful in relating a specific mood on "The Winter Album," but even the most cold-blooded amongst us look forward to spring.

"The Winter Album" is $8 as a digital download and $10 for limited-edition vinyl. For more information, visit www.chemicalwirerecords.com. "”Joe Wertz

 
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