Wednesday 23 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Two Suns — Two Suns EP

Artsy electronic pop with a unique idiom

Stephen Carradini June 8th, 2011

Although Two Suns’ beats, synth and guitar compositions are heavily electronic, it still feels as if electronics are just the foundation for the melodies.

That structural approach to songwriting puts the emphasis on the vocals.

The unusual male vocals are sheathed in gentle reverb (not garage rock’s canyon-esque echoes), and fall just above “coo” on the intensity level. The voice is not immediately arresting, but when paired with the pulsing, shifting tunes, it becomes the final piece to pull these tracks together.

“Things Left Unsaid” features a gentle, Postal Service beat and chiming guitar in the chorus, which is dropped without warning for squawking bass synths and a noisier beat.

It’s the sort of songwriting move that grows on you, but is originally unsettling.

Norman’s Two Suns has its own idiom that I grew to deeply enjoy, but it’s not an immediately accessible one. Those who prefer the more artsy side of electronic pop to Owl City should enjoy it, at twosunsmusic.bandcamp. com. —Stephen Carradini

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