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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
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Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Five Lips albums on vinyl for Record Store Day

Stephen Carradini April 13th, 2011

Get ready, Flaming Lips fans: It’s almost time to “Race for the Prize.”

Although they’ve often abandoned traditional music-delivery methods for more unique ones, The Flaming Lips do, in fact, have albums. And on Record Store Day, April 16, Oklahoma’s most famous weirdos will reissue a decade’s worth of records on actual vinyl, in a box set titled “Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002.”

Including 1992’s “Hit to Death in the Future Head,” 1993’s “Transmissions from the Satellite Heart,” 1995’s “Clouds Taste Metallic,” 1999’s “The Soft Bulletin” and 2002’s “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” the individually numbered collection will be available at both Guestroom Records locations for $125.

And you thought it was already as heavy as could be.

Each of the albums, except “Bulletin,” has been unavailable on vinyl for almost 10 years, so for those who have come late to the Lips’ party (or vinyl itself), now’s the time to snap these up. If the Lips aren’t your favorite (or you don’t have a buck and a quarter lying around), Guestroom has more than 200 of the other exclusive, limited-edition Record Store Day releases ordered.

Both locations will feature bands playing in-store: at the 3701 N. Western location during the day and the Norman’s 125 E. Main location in the evening. Wayne Coyne, however, is not scheduled to roll his hamster ball through either. —Stephen Carradini

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