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

Spring has sprung!

So here are some videos about it.

By Stephen Carradini April 1st, 2011

So it seems that spring has finally sprung. Here’s a batch of upbeat music videos to watch once the sun has gone down to remind yourself of how awesome the next day of warm goodness is going to be.

Katie Costello’s “Cassette Tape” is a sunshiny pop track with a too-cute video made of paper cutouts. Yep: Etsy-tastic.

Sweet Thing’s “Change of Seasons” is too timely to not mention. And the song rocks. And the video features swimsuits, blow-up instruments, hula hoops and a massive block party. Yes, yes, yes.

Tiny Animals’ “Wait for Me” combines live action and what look like life-size cutouts (although they could be digital) in the vid for the electro-pop tune. Take that, Katie Costello!

And finally, Megafaun’s video for “Carolina Days” is absolutely hilarious. Just watch it. I won’t even try to explain it.

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