Battle of the Bonds
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 701 W. Sheridan
As music videos get played less and less on television, they’re gaining more prominence in our culture. Stuff changes fast. Local artists are taking notice, releasing music videos left and right. Here are three that have recently come across my desk.
OKC acoustic pop singer/songwriter Denver Duncan shot this whole video on a Nokia N8 phone, similar to Dr. Pants’ iPhone 4 video I wrote about previously.
Norman-based Psychedelic band Ghost of Monkshood dropped this trippy video recently, which features mirrors, masks and a pair of disco ball glasses.
Oklahoma transplants Shiny Toy Guns dropped this absolutely gorgeous video and track to announce the return of former lead singer Carah Faye to the band.
While you’re here, grab these free MP3s:
“Highrise” — Glorie. Instrumental music with a unique vibe that doesn’t go immediately for the epic.
“Lower Away” — Sunshine Factory. The band’s name is truth in advertising. Their picture (above) is not.
“The Big Show” — The Extraordinaires. Funky, jazzy, vintage, poppy and head-bobbingly enjoyable.