Local Music Roundup – July 2021

As summer comes to an end and the fall waits patiently around the corner, a feeling of catharsis and contemplation has fallen over the local music scene. From the impassioned screams of Street Noise to the experimental stylings of COMBSY, there’s a lot to unpack. Check out what local artists had to offer during the month of July below.

Street Noise – Anywhere But Here…

Who said screaming isn’t therapeutic? OKC band Street Noise brought a heavy dose of catharsis on their brand new record Anywhere But Here… Chock full of chugging guitar riffs and confessional lyrics, it’s hard not to have a breakthrough.

COMBSY – Roche Balve

If you’re looking for something doomy, moody, and theatrical, I introduce to you: Roche Blave, the latest release from Tulsa guitarist, composer, and producer, Chris Combs. Originally released on Bandcamp via Horton Records this past spring, Roche Blave became available on all streaming platforms last month. The record was recorded live in 2013 at the Jazzwerkstatt Bern, an international jazz festival in Bern, Switzerland.

Winston Churchbus – “Where Do I Begin”

Speaking of Horton Records signees… we also got another single from Tulsa drummer and songwriter Nicholas Foster AKA Winston Churchbus. Featuring Olivia McGraw on vocals, this fuzzed-out garage rock ripper is another fantastic sneak peek at his new album Trophy Husband out later this month.

Neon Cathedral – Velvet

OKC act Neon Cathedral shared lead single “Drab” from their upcoming EP Velvet out August 6th.”Drab” offers an impressive soundscape complete with hushed vocals and layers of droning guitar. If you’re a fan of shoegaze acts like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, or Ride, these are the locals for you.