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Topic: fleet foxes

U.S. Royalty — Mirrors

Vital folk celebrating the Midwest


Folk

Stephen Carradini
One of the best love letters I’ve ever heard to the beauty of the Midwest is Rich Mullins’ “Calling Out Your Name” (who, despite being a solidly Christian artist, counts indie mainstay The Mountain Goats among his many fans). Quickly climbing the list is “Equestrian” by U.S. Royalty, off their new album, “Mirrors.”
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Terra Lightfoot — Terra Lightfoot

This dream-folk debut will induce dead sleep.


Folk

Matt Carney
As the common people have progressed over the last 50-plus years, so has the topicality of their music. Since the development of genres in popular music in the 1950s, contemporary folk music has skewed apolitical, alluring and beautiful.
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Have a Fling

Audiences never know what can happen with The Fling, with the exception of one thing: easygoing psychedelic folk with a SoCal flavor.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Fling with Yukon Blonde and You’d Prefer An Astronaut
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Horse Thief — Grow Deep, Grow Wild


Indie

Matt Carney
Local psych-rock outfit Horse Thief’s first album, “Grow Deep, Grow Wild,” blasts open with a Gothic church organ undercut by some very subtle guitar scratching for texture.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Land of the Lost

For his latest musical project, Matt Sheehy brings Lost Lander out of the woods and into the starry sky.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lost Lander with Kefalonia
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SXSW: Buffalo Lounge: Desi and Cody

Fleet Foxes-style new folk!

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.

by Stephen Carradini 03.13.2012 2 years ago
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