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Topic: indie

Poliça — Give You the Ghost

Nah, thanks — you can keep it.


Indie

Matt Carney
You’ve got to admire what they’re up to in the north Midwest these days. That Bon Iver/Gayngs/Megafaun collective is probably the best non-Aaron Rodgers thing to happen to Wisconsin in forever.
 
Monday, February 13, 2012

Days of Lives

Embraced by critics, NPR and now Radiohead, Stillwater band Other Lives is on the brink of exploding big beyond our humble borders.


Music

Matt Carney
Sitting opposite a large mural of themselves at Jericho Tavern in Oxford, England, three members of Radiohead watched and listened intently as Other Lives played 45 minutes’ worth of the somber chamber pop that the Stillwater group has spent near a decade refining.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cloud Nothings — Cloud Nothings

Fuzzy, sunny, distorted, colorful and wholesome


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Punk music doesn’t have to be political, violent, sexy or cool. Sometimes it’s just good, clean fun. Enter Cleveland, Ohio upstart Cloud Nothings.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sleigh Bells — Reign of Terror

2010’s hot indie innovators return without any new bells or whistles. Thank goodness.


Pop

Matt Carney
Two albums in, I’m certain that Sleigh Bells’ distinct brand of girly noise-pop was assembled in some covert lab so as to make me look as ridiculous as possible when commuting to work.
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Indie 500

In the race of college-ready indie pop, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. passes the finish line.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Brother Bear
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12 advance, $14 door
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

VOTD: Bells tolling

Watch a video and stream an album for an indie band with Okie ties.

Originally from Lawton, Benjamin Curtis played drums for Dallas alt-band Tripping Daisy and UFOFU before starting The Secret Machines with his brother Brandon and Josh Garza.

Now he’s with Alejandra Deheza in the decidedly shoegazey, ambient-rocking act School of Seven Bells, which just released its third studio album, Ghostory; on Vagrant Records last week.

Get a taste of the song “Lafaye” in this video below, and stream “Ghostory” below that, if you so desire:





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Admirals — Admirals


Indie

Joshua Boydston
With its self-titled debut EP, it’s not hard to see Stillwater rock outfit Admirals wears its influences on its sleeve.
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Various artists — The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack


Soundtrack

Joshua Boydston
Just two years removed from winning Best Okie Feature at deadCENTER Film Festival, the comedy The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher saw a digital release just this May, with its accompanying soundtrack hitting shelves.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cusp — Nothing Proper


Indie

Joshua Boydston

What a beautiful introduction Nothing Proper is to Cusp and the man behind it, Taylor Rapp, who should become a force in Oklahoma music sooner, rather than later.

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
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