Cool Sounds

Adventure Road Drivin’ Dreams

  Don Juntunen, Adventure Road Drivin’ Dreams Fall foliage road trips deserve a great soundtrack. If you find yourself heading toward Talimena this autumn to admire the changing scenery, consider Don Juntunen’s Adventure Road Drivin’ Dreams as a choice for…

Ripple Green, “Timepiece”

  Okie Trio Tells A Timeless Story When bands talk about “growing up together,” they’re generally referring to the maturing of their sound as they spend years collaborating and crafting music. The three members of Ripple Green mean that when…

Them Hounds, “Heart Attack”

  Back With a Howl: Them Hounds Unleash a Heart Attack About a minute and a half into the opening title track of “Heart Attack,” Erin Ames repeats a chorus and suddenly flings her voice upward into a triumphant, pulsing…

Beau Jennings, “The Verdigris”

  A Well-Traveled Tribute to a Favorite Son Beau Jennings was living in Brooklyn and working on an album about New York, but his mind kept drifting back home. “I’ve always loved Will Rogers and he always just seemed like…

Mama Sweet, “21 Echo”

  A Bygone Band Climbs Back Into the Saddle In some respects, five years isn’t a tremendously long time. When you’re hoping for a new album from a band whose members had drifted a bit apart geographically, though, it can…

Doing Duets With Jimmy Webb

New Albums from Familiar Faces in Oklahoma Music Pop quiz: What do these people – Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Keith Urban, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joe Cocker, Kris Kristofferson, Art Garfunkel and the great Brian Wilson – have in common…

A Guthrie Scion Explores the Wassaic Way

The first track is a chipper little number named for a cat. The mournfully titled “Lowest Ebb” is the album’s most propulsive. Sarah Lee Guthrie may be Arlo’s daughter and Woody’s grandchild, but “Wassaic Way,” her fourth album with husband…

Them Hounds Prove Worth Hunting Down

Them Hounds After hammering out their sound since forming in August of 2011, OKC psychedelic blues-rock quartet Them Hounds are on track to have 2013 be their year: their 11-track self-titled debut LP dropped in March, and their furious tour…