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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
 

Dr. Pants gets creative with the iPhone


By Stephen Carradini July 2nd, 2010
I've never had a smartphone, because I like to keep my life simple. My phone calls and texts. That's it.

But as smartphones get more and more sophisticated, I'm starting to covet one. This latest dispatch from the "Look what the iPhone can do!" files has definitely increased my phone lust.

The excellently named local pop-rock band Dr. Pants produced an entire music video for "Sarsparilla Girl" in 48 hours, with the only camera being an iPhone 4.

I was skeptical, but I watched it in HD (!) and was amazed by how great it looked. It doesn't look like a low-budget production at all. The indie sheen it has comes more from the shots they decide to take (biking around the Pops parking lot? Awesome!! Playing pass the Frisbee down the line a couple times? MORE AWESOME!!!) as opposed to the quality of the shots. Super kudos to the band for their creativity and ingenuity.

Also super kudos for proudly repping Oklahoma, by setting the whole video at Pops and having the lead singer wear a Guestroom Records T-shirt. I love it when bands rep their scene/hometown/home state.

This is where the magic happens:




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