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Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
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$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
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Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
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227 SW 25th St. 
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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Cosmostanza — Rad Vibes


Joshua Boydston August 29th, 2012

Some music is meant to be studied — sat down with for extended periods of time with each subsequent listen revealing another layer to savor.

Other music is just a hell of a lot of fun. Oklahoma City garage-rock duo Cosmostanza falls into the latter category with its debut EP, Rad Vibes, which is as gnarly as the title would suggest. The record is charmingly lo-fi and jam-packed with just as much promise as young, nervy energy.

Rad Vibes finds the two-man crew — singer/guitarist Maxwell Moore and drummer Raney Aboud — channeling scuzzy garage-rock outfits Jeff the Brotherhood or Ty Segall in terms of raw power, although the twosome’s ear for sugary hooks and melodies (“Dance Party,” “You Make Things Fun”) recalls Wavves, King Tuff or even The Strokes.

The six-track affair launches with the blistering “Six Feet,” distorted power chords droning over amped drum bashing that would have felt right at home on Japandroids’ celebrated summer release, Celebration Rock. That’s followed by the more bluesy “DTC,” which pairs a snotty, punk-rock snarl over a Big Come Up-era Black Keys base. “Zombie” dashes in a bit of stoner metal influence, and closer “I Need Your Love” is similarly psychedelic and heavy.

Like a sucker punch, Rad Vibes feels like it’s over just as it starts. Hopefully, Cosmostanza proves to be as prolific as the bands from which it so openly draws.

Rad Vibes is available as a free download at cosmostanza.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston



 
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