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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. 2


Pop, dance, rock and uncategorizable stuff!

By Stephen Carradini January 25th, 2011
hotclubdeparisHot Club De Paris

So, about those MP3s I promised? I’m going to be posting six a day until we get caught up from our downtime. It could take a while, but that’s just more happiness for your ears! Here’s today’s six-pack.

1. “Free the Pterodactyl 3” — Hot Club de Paris. Interlocking guitar lines, British accents, pop hooks and wild ambition drive this brilliant tune.

2. “Bury Us Alive” — Starfucker. Aka the marginally more marquee-friendly STRFKR. This jubilant dance-rock track builds and falls in all the right places, including the enormously entertaining chorus.

3. “Into the Labyrinth” — Kraddy. Self-described as “Led Zeppelin 3000,” this electronic artist is currently blowing my mind with his bottom-heavy beats, erratic but still-groove heavy rhythm, and unique sounds.

4. “Eager for Your Love” — Tristen. Timeless, infectious, moody pop sung by a young female in a clear, unadorned style. What’s not to love?

5. “Kill the Killjoy” — The Disciplines. If the members of Jimmy Eat World snarled a bit more, they could have written this mature pop/rock gem.

6. “Billy Cruz” — Metal Mother. A less confrontational and more melodic M.I.A. would wholly approve of the Africa-by-way-of-a-thumping-beat sound of Metal Mother.

+stephen

 
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01.26.2011 at 11:01 Reply

Big thanks Stephen! Hope to get to meet OK soon.

 

~Kraddy

 

 
 
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