Wednesday 23 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

SXSW: Buffalo Lounge: Desi and Cody

Fleet Foxes-style new folk!

By Stephen Carradini March 13th, 2012

Desi and Cody
Credits: Stephen Carradini

In contrast to Wink and Jesse's traditional folk sound, Desi and Cody work in that hip genre of new folk that includes Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear. The duo fall closest to Fleet Foxes' sonorous, round, melodic sound, but it's not all somber beauty: they delivered a strummy gospel tune and a hilarious ode to hipsters. The latter tongue-in-cheek tune, chronicling all the elitism and pretentiousness that come with knowing more music than thee assembled masses below them, was capped off by Cody dedicating the song to "Toms Shoes. And Chuck Taylors." NICE.

The duo returned a favor by inviting the former duo up to the stage for a combined two songs; Cody said that musicians collaborate often in Tulsa, repping The New Tulsa Sound. (Aycock contributed slide guitar, Burcham played acoustic.) Suitably, the first group tune was a formal country song. Overall, though, Desi and Cody would appeal much more to the hipsters they poked fun at. Their charming set is a strong recommendation for picking their recorded music.

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