Listen Local: December 2019

December’s over, and we’re wrapping up the month (and the year!) with a big bow and some great local releases.  Sit back, grab those leftover cookies, and dig into the latest from Oklahoma artists.

ALBUMS

Maddie Razook – Archive

One word: Swoon.  This record sports ten dreamy tracks that may sound familiar to local listeners.  Razook carries her soft-style into this project and fronts Pigments as well.  This record feels like waking up on a sunny morning: a little hazy and a lot cozy.  Archive is completely Razook; the artist does all of the singing, synthing, and keyboarding on the tracks.

The Others Like Us – And I’m Sorry

No need to apologize with this DIY release from The Others Like UsAnd I’m Sorry is a collection of ten tracks that hit just right.  The Others Like Us shares several members of Tulsa’s Hoarseman and the Heard.  If you’re looking for something almost-painfully earnest and definitely intense, give this album a listen.

The Stiffies – Rub It In

– Content Warning – Punks, this one’s for you.  This is the debut full-record from the Tulsa punk-rock group.  It was released via No Front Teeth Records, a London-based label.  Get ready to get rowdy because these tracks are fast-paced, punchy, and fun.  Check the release show January 4th at Tulsa’s Rabbit Hole.

EP/SINGLES

Ben Quad – Let’s Split Up

It’s been said that breaking up is hard to do, but splitting up? So, so good.  Ben Quad partnered up with Maryland band Sweet Peach to release a four-song split.  “I’m No Loon” and “A Tech You Can’t Deck Out” are the type of DIY we’re about: a chant-along chorus, dynamic guitars, and the feeling of being a little too self-aware while you’re having a good time.

JJ McBride ft. Zion D – “In My Mind”

This single was released on Youtube at the beginning of the month.  Be sure to keep an eye out for more from this artist in 2020.

To keep up-to-date with local releases, stay tuned in to RSU Radio!

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