Rock Joshua Boydston
Stillwater rock outfit Taddy Porter must have been blissfully
ignorant of the sophomore slump that’s taken down so many bands before
it. Stay Goldennot only matches the group’s 2010 self-titled debut, but exceeds it in about every possible way.
Indie Zach Hale
Psychedelic folk isn’t new, but it certainly is increasing in popularity. The surge has brought such weird-minded acts as Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective to the forefront, but the downside to any emerging movement is that it inevitably will seduce those who seek to piggyback on its success.
Pop Louis Fowler
Portraiture, aka OKC native Nathan Siler backed by The Fellowship
Students, has such a lushly melancholy and bleakly pretty sound, I’m
surprised the guys aren’t from Manchester, England.