Local Music Roundup – March 2021

Spring is here and there are plenty of local releases to check out while you soak up the sun. Get your Americana fix with The Imaginaries, get heavy with Plastic Palms and enjoy bar after bar from S. Reidy and Ray June.

The Imaginaries by The Imaginaries

Norman husband and wife duo The Imaginaries released their debut self-titled album late last month. On their debut, Shane Henry and Maggie McClure dig into Oklahoma roots rock with whimsy and unpredictability. While drawing from their personal experiences, the two still create a world of fantasy with powerful metaphors and musical narratives. Looking for the soundtrack to your next grand adventure? Look no further.

Self​-​Stained Slate by Plastic Psalms

Tulsa band Plastic Palms released new album Self-Sustained Slate. The effort is made up of seven tracks of punk rock rippers that see the band hitting harder than ever before. With a sound that demands you to turn up that dial, Plastic Palms’ self-described math punk is perfect for annoying your neighbors. You can grab a cassette of Self-Sustained Slate via Cult Love Sound Tapes here.

I Started Grieving Today – S. Reidy

Norman artist S. Reidy released new EP I Started Grieving Today. Filled with lofi beats (courtesy of Die Cutie) and existential bars, this collection of indie rap tracks is a great backdrop for late night drives. Although S. Reidy identifies his music as “rap songs for the sleepy”, you don’t want to sleep on these bangers.

Ray June, M.C. – TIME

Speaking of bangers… local artists Ray June and M.C. released new single “TIME.” With a catchy chorus and addictive beats, there’s no way you won’t have it on repeat. Stay connected by giving them a follow on Instagram @rayjuneonline and @hiphopsmc.


March also brought a tasty slice of synth pop from DRMCRSHR, a brand new project out of Oklahoma City. The debut single “Admit It” features fellow OKC locals Special Thumbs. Keep your eyes peeled for more local collaborations from DRMCRSHR.

Audio Book Club – Boots

To accompany their most recent single “Boots”, esteemed OKC act Audio Book Club released a new music video. It’s a perfect match for the whimsy and free-wheelin’ energy embedded in the track. One watch and you’ll be convinced to take a leaf blower and an office chair for a spin.