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Topic: Sub Pop

Washed Out — Within and Without

Has a band's name ever better captured its sound?


Electronica

Matt Carney
Back in 2009, Ernest Greene recorded two of the year’s most widely praised EPs with cheap, airy synthesizers at his parents’ house in rural Georgia.
 
Monday, July 11, 2011

Shabazz Palaces — Black Up

Hooks? We don't need no stinkin' hooks


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
To assign adjectives to Shabazz Palaces’ music is a difficult task, but if I had to take a stab at it, I’d call it original, often offbeat, weird and yet, still awesome.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

Music Video Monday: Washed Out — Eyes Be Closed

As I imagined it...

Sunglassed, porcelain-skinned model: “OK, so I’m supposed to be riding this motorcycle in front of a green screen while a fan blows my luxurious hair back for nearly four minutes. What’s my inspiration?”


Music video director with English accent: “Right, beau’iful, pretend it’s 1986 and airy synthesizers are back in fashion, just like that spotted dress you’re wearing. You’re first riding through a heavily industrial-looking city on your way out to the countryside, feeling sunshiney pleasure as you finally escape to the clean air. Lean forward and back on the motorcycle, unlike anybody who’s ever rode a motorcycle before. Oh! Now look with back just a hint of fear in your face to make sure nobody’s chasing you! All right, you’re safe now — except you’ve steered off the country road and into a swirling, three-dimensional world of black-and-white patterns that look like they belong in cartoons from the 1980s. Now you’re getting showered with confetti! And cut!”

Ernest Greene of Washed Out: “Now do it all again, but way more chill.”

by Matt Carney 07.18.2011 3 years ago
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Tuff enuff

After working on others’ projects, Kyle Thomas is focused on the garage rock of his own King Tuff.


Music

Joshua Boydston
King Tuff with Audacity
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Helio, you must be going

After all, it’s not every day that celebrated alt-rock act The Helio Sequence performs live for free.


Music

Zach Hale

The Helio Sequence with Ramona Falls
7 p.m. Monday
Oklahoma Memorial Union
900 Asp, Norman
free

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
 
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