Desi and Cody
Credits: Stephen Carradini
In contrast to Wink and Jesse's traditional folk sound, Desi and Cody work in that hip genre of new folk that includes Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear. The duo fall closest to Fleet Foxes' sonorous, round, melodic sound, but it's not all somber beauty: they delivered a strummy gospel tune and a hilarious ode to hipsters. The latter tongue-in-cheek tune, chronicling all the elitism and pretentiousness that come with knowing more music than thee assembled masses below them, was capped off by Cody dedicating the song to "Toms Shoes. And Chuck Taylors." NICE.
The duo returned a favor by inviting the former duo up to the stage for a combined two songs; Cody said that musicians collaborate often in Tulsa, repping The New Tulsa Sound. (Aycock contributed slide guitar, Burcham played acoustic.) Suitably, the first group tune was a formal country song. Overall, though, Desi and Cody would appeal much more to the hipsters they poked fun at. Their charming set is a strong recommendation for picking their recorded music.