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Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0
 

Norman artists test out Walrus Audio’s Voyager pedal


It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a sweet arm tat.

By Matt Carney July 28th, 2011

Brady Smith lives in Norman, where he plays guitar for one of the city’s finest indie-rock bands, Gentle Ghost. He also recently launched a new guitar pedal business called Walrus Audio. Watch as three of Norman’s finest musicians — Josh Jones (Evangelicals), Jarod Evans (Blackwatch Studios) and Ryan Lindsey (BRONCHO) — discuss their initial experiences with Walrus’s flagship product, the Voyager pedal ($200).

It’s also worthy to note the satellite art on the pedal was designed by Broncho drummer and Tulsa artist Nathan Price. I actually ran into Brady last weekend and the nifty print had found its way onto the underside of his right arm. It’s always refreshing to talk to somebody who believes in what he or she is doing.

 
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