Thursday 24 Jul
CD reviews

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. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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

VOTD: Turtle power!

What happens when three Okie VOTD regulars combine forces? You’ve got to see it to believe it.

By Matt Carney March 1st, 2012

Local garage-punk miscreants The Boom Bang and directors Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe are no strangers to VOTD’s digital pages. Before they explode your brains with their new venture, let’s review where we saw each of them last.

Inspired by Teen Wolf, The Boom Bang were dressing their friends up in fur and surfing on top of vans for “Jabroni Ramoney.”

Roberts most recently shot a spiffy, short music video with Defining Times’ Chase Kerby with a GoPro HD, but you might recall all the noise he made with his super-cool, stop-motion, video-game vid with The Nghiems back in October.

And Poppe last showed up with some New Year’s Eve Freakout footage of Phantogram that I was happy to assist him with.

But this glorious day, they’ve combined their powers to generate their own take on a gem from our collective childhood: the intro to the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. What follows basically combines Poppe’s drawings, Roberts’ stop-motion discipline (which he said required three months’ work when he stopped by the Gazette’s office last week), and The Boom Bang’s super-shredding, and it’s beautiful.
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