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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
 

OKS MPFree vol. 1


Free! Legal! Awesome!

By Stephen Carradini January 24th, 2011
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So, we have a new site. It hosts MP3s. In celebration, here’s some totally free and legal MP3s, totally hosted by us. We're gonna start posting a bunch more mp3s as part of OKS, so get your iPods ready.

OKGPick!Generationals – “Trust” OKS faves Generationals return with a blast of giddy indie-pop-rock that reminds of Bishop Allen and Backyard Tire Fire. The melody (“My friend/O-li-vi-a-a-a)  will be stuck your head for hours.

Empress Hotel – “Bells Ring.” Oohs, ahs, plodding bass and infectious melodies. Get yr fill of charming indie-pop here.
 
Acid House Kings – “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?” Not actually acid house, this Swedish trio plays timeless pop songs that sound equal parts ‘50s, ‘70s and ‘80s without being pigeonholed anywhere. You will smile.

Acrylics – “Nightwatch” Somewhere between the dreamy Beach House and the cold Portishead lies Acrylics.

Midnight Juggernauts decided it would be a good idea to have all their friends remix the same song, so here’s five remixes of “Lara VS The Savage Pack.” The original hyperkinetic electro-pop song, which you can hear here, is jam-packed with synths, beats, riffs and choirs (leaving a lot to remix).

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (LOL Boys Remix)" –This herky-jerky slow jam might have the same chords, but that’s about all that remains the same. This is a rewrite, not a remix.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Das Moth Remix)"
– Chillwave is so hot right now.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Kisses Remix)" – '80s dance remix, complete with pad synths and terrible/wonderful drum machines.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Electric 6 Remix)" – Nintendo sounds, mega bass and unabashed disco strings. What’s not to like? This is the best remix, as well as the one that does best justice to the song.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Plastic Plates Remix)" – Turns it into a full-fledged disco song, to be fit into the mix next to Duck Sauce’s “Barbara Streisand.” Yeah, you know you love that song.

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