All of Fuzz Steilacoom’sbest qualities are revealed in “Alabama Movies” and “A Little Late,” the opening and closing tracks of the Oklahoma City duo’s third full-length. The relationship between them unveils the worst.
Parker Millsap’s debut album, Palisade (which we named the Best Oklahoma Record of 2012), wasn’t like most debuts, sounding more like the product of a grizzled 40-year-old folk hero than that of a 19-year-old kid just months removed from high school.
Oklahoma City emcee Mon is a rapper at heart, but there’s a singer-songwriter in there too. His self-aware Goodbye September plays like an open diary of slinky and saddened beats ready-made to emote over and pour into.
Who doesn’t like alliteration? It’s Music Video Monday!
I was pretty enamored with Broncho’s no-frills rock ’n’ roll before this video, but now I’m even more impressed. Their guerrilla concert tactics included made me laugh. Bonus: if you’re from Norman, you may know people in the video. I know at least two!
Minneapolis’ Jeremy Messersmith, formerly most famous for his incredible “Tatooine” music video, returns with a video for “Misunderstood Lyrics.” It’s a medley of the most famous misunderstood lyrics in rock and pop, and it’s ridiculously funny.
Atlanta folky dude Lovett made a music video for his song “The Fear,” and it’s pretty much as many parts of life as he could cram into four minutes. It’s incredible. The bit at 3:40 gives me shivers.
While you’re here, grab these free MP3s:
1. “Watch the World Go By” — Johan Agebjörn. Secret: I love kitschy techno. You stack those disco synths, Johan. 2. “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon. Yo, The Killers: Take Walk the Moon on tour with you, if only in loving memory of “Hot Fuss.” 3. “The Endless Field of Mercury” — ANR. Who said pop music had to be simple?