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Listen Local: July 2019

todayJuly 27, 2019


It’s already the end of July.  Summer’s rushing to its close, but there’s no need for despair.  July’s releases from OK artists will keep all those sun-soaked good times coming.


The Taylor Machine-Hometown Advantage

The Taylor Machine have released their second full-length, and it’s a lot of fun, as shown in their making-of video.  Coming after 2015’s Fetch, Hometown Advantage is bouncy, light, and even a bit cheeky.  They’re playing a release show at Fur Shop on the 26th.

Cowboy 2.0-Space Western

Space Western is the fourth volume from the OKC record label Cowboy 2.0.  The album features songs from Tiff Sutcliffe, Lacey Elaine and the Boys, Rose Glasses, Jimmy El Camino, and Samuel Regan.  Imagine crashing your space ship and moseying into the nearest extraterrestrial saloon–that’s about how this release sounds.  Yeehaw.

Cherry Death-In the Air

OKC’s Cherry Death have been releasing music since 2014, including Brain Into Blue SkiesAre You Keeping Up?, and Saccharine.  With the release of the album comes the sad news that the band is parting ways.  After five years, the band are leaving In the Air as a farewell to fans.  The words on this one are bittersweet and are scored by great rock with just a twinge of twang.

Kat Lock-You Again

Kat Lock is back this month, and she’s releasing the entirety of You Again.  The five-song EP comes in at under twenty minutes, but is overflowing with tracks both endearingly honest and fiercely vulnerable.  Lock played a release show with ONE TWO TEN, Caleb Alvin James, and Matt Jewett, who made a surprise appearance during Lock’s set for an old-school Miley cover.  A music video is set to come out in August.


Tripsitters-“I Feel Likes No One Knows”/”Lucy”

Tripsitters released this pair of songs just weeks before their farewell to Oklahoma.  The band, originally Norman-based, are making their way out to Seattle.  The singles feel fitting for this move, dreamy with just a hint of melancholy.  Their last Tulsa show will be at The Hunt Club on the 27th.


After releasing Colour last year, Tulsa musician Sam Westhoff is back with a new project: Lately. The group has been teasing new music and finally dropped this single mid-July.  Lately. features the ever-jazzy sounds familiar to Westhoff with added indie-pop flair and the addition of friends and new band members.  Head to their Instagram page to keep up with their upcoming releases.

ONE TWO TEN-“The Heathers”

The Heathers may be on holiday, but ONE TWO TEN aren’t.  After releasing Hurry Up and Wait just three months ago, this band has been playing shows left-and-right and don’t appear to be slowing down.  This track is the perfect summer banger, whether you’re hitting the beach or staycation-ing.

gloom cruise-“loser”

gloom cruise are back with a new single.  Last year, they released Tv Queen, made up of seven songs.  Although the new single sounds hazy and laid-back, the lyrics hit like a punch. Upon the release of “loser”, the band mentioned the track is from an upcoming EP.

For more on Oklahoma releases, stay tuned in to RSU Radio!

Written by: Hannah