Friday 18 Apr
CD reviews

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

World premiere: Purple Church’s ‘Twin Lakes’

And you can download it, too!

By Stephen Carradini February 11th, 2011
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Purple Church’s heavy, psychedelic sound came to my attention last year upon the release of two EPs.

The Oklahoma City-based band is dropping another EP on Feb. 22, entitled “Twin Lakes.” The group has been so gracious as to let us host the world premiere of the title track from the EP on this very blog. It’s available for download right here:

"Twin Lakes" — Purple Church

This track is decidedly less heavy and less psychedelic than previous works, moving toward more standard rock structures. There are still heavy bits and psychedelic bits, but on the whole, “Twin Lakes” is a less freaked-out affair than “Woodsporn” or “Hayseed.” I like the more prominent role of the vocals, as well as the sweet riffing that closes out the song. Look for the full three-song EP to drop Feb. 22 on their Bandcamp page.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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