Local Music Roundup – April 2021

The weather is getting warmer, shows are trickling in, and local artists are releasing new tunes left and right. From endearing folk to hyperpop, there’s something for everyone.

Samantha Crain – I Guess We Live Here Now

Okmulgee-bred folk savant Samantha Crain released new EP I Guess We Live Here Now. After sharing a couple of singles, the full effort has finally seen the light of day. Sitting in at four tracks, it’s a short and sweet soundtrack for the spring.

Combsy – Roche Balve

Tulsa guitarist, composer, and producer Chris Combs released Roche Balve late last month.¬†The record was recorded in Switzerland at the Jazzwerkstatt Bern festival back in 2013. With influences like Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman, this record is a jazz extravaganza like no other. Roche Balve fuses orchestral strings and horns with a lively rhythm section, providing a dynamic effort complete with Combs’ steel guitar.

Hotel Nights – Perfume

Continue the jazz vibes with the latest Hotel Nights single “Perfume.” This smokey slow-burner is accented with sultry sax. If you’re feeling stressed, consider “Perfume” a perfect reprieve.

Speak, Memory – Trails

Grab your calculators because it’s getting mathy. OKC band Speak, Memory released “Trails”, the lead single from their upcoming effort¬†Adirondack.

The Blue Hues – The 23rd

Don’t forget to kick up the energy with Tulsa band The Blue Hues and their latest track “The 23rd.”