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Mannachine to drop EP, play release show

‘Shiva, the Destroyer’ out Feb. 26

In the mood for a tribal-esque dance party? Mannachine hopes you are.

Oklahoma City’s Jonny Martin, who records ambient/down-tempo electronic music as Mannachine, will release the five-track “Shiva, the Destroyer” EP Feb. 26 and play a release show of the material at Belle Isle Brewery that evening. Norman electronic jam band Montu will support.

Although Mannachine is a solo project, Martin will sport a full, percussion-heavy band for the show. Two songs from the five-track EP are already available online: “Silver Tongues” and a cover of Local Natives’ “Sun Hands.” The art for the free, digital-only release has not been set yet, but will be contributed by local artist Chris Cao.

by Stephen Carradini 02.16.2011 3 years ago
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Mann up

The tribe has spoken: One former Uglysuit member abandons Western pop for more global influences as ambient act Mannachine.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Mannachine
10 p.m. Saturday
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company, 50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com, 840-1911
 
Monday, February 21, 2011

Love it!

The Love Language stops at Opolis tonight

The Love Language is here!

And I don’t just mean physical touch, words of affirmation, etc. (I mean, that’s here, too, if you want to discuss it, but …) The sunny pop band’s stop at Opolis tonight will be its third metro jaunt in the past year, as Stuart McLamb and company recently supported Telekinesis and Local Natives. If you haven’t caught them yet, you must not want to; but if you’ve yet to witness, hightail it out to Opolis.



Norman pop/rock band Ape Angel will open the night.

by Stephen Carradini 04.19.2011 3 years ago
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VOTD: Other Lives get 'Tiny'

Watch Stillwater’s dreariest band perform in NPR’s office.

Is it too soon to officially declare Other Lives “a thing”? Or too late?

Who knows, who cares, as pro-Other Lives band Local Natives sang last year. But this Tiny Desk Show in the NPR music office certainly can’t hurt the theory that they’ve arrived in the public’s indie-minded consciousness. Click through to watch as Jesse Tabish and company turn the media company somber.




by Matt Carney 08.22.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: French cinema

Watch shirtless, sweaty rockers WU LYF bring the noise two times inside an underground club in Paris.

One of the Internet’s consistently best things is La Blogothéque’s Concerts à emporter, or Takeaway Shows if you’re an unsophisticated American. Video producer Vincent Moon regularly captures the finest storytelling details of the planet’s best bands, whether performing in actual concert (as WU LYF does, below) or in some out-of-context staging that spontaneously spotlights the band’s strongest music sensibility (see Local Natives’ soaring vocal harmonies in a spacious shopping mall, for instance).

In WU LYF’s case, the sepia tones here really match that lush organ that haunts every one of their songs, hanging over the aggressive, soaring sonic mess they create with each performance. Also, it’s just nice to actually have some video of their performance; proof that they’re actually a real thing. Their relative anonymity is one of the reasons I liked the mysterious Englishmen’s debut album so much, and these two tracks, “Summas Bliss” and “Heavy Pop” just made me really sad that they’re busy bouncing between Europe and the American coasts.

Also, massive respect for the Clarence Clemons shoutout in between songs. May the Big Man rest in peace.



Also, turns out the band just put out a video for the song “We Bros.” It’s below.

by Matt Carney 11.15.2011 2 years ago
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Pump up the volume


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Jonathan Fowler
Oklahoma City needs its own Cain’s Ballroom.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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