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Timothy Showalter Of Strand Of Oaks On The Value Of Drugs And The Disappointment Of Billy Corgan

Timothy Showalter of Strand Of Oaks has made his name as a confessional songwriter, even as his music has veered from the hushed folk of his early records to the roaring synth-rock of his 2014 breakthrough LP, … 1,252 more words

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Strand of Oaks : Hard Love

In lieu of me discussing some strange childhood trauma that correlates to a record purchase starting the work week out, I thought I’d give the floor to my good friend and fellow writer D.M. 445 more words

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Music with the Feels

It shall be no surprise to anyone that I enjoy music with feeling. I am sure there are no examples of me writing about music with feeling on Sandy Beats. 421 more words

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Strand of Oaks - Hard Love

Strand of Oaks – Hard Love

Strand of Oaks’ previous album, HEAL, marked the final instalment of Timothy Showalter’s transformation from the shy indie folk artist of Pope Kildragon to the muscular, tattooed, angry-sounding noise maker of ‘Goshen ’97’. 195 more words



Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists Dutch Uncles return with “Big Balloon”, their new studio album, on 17th February 2017 on Memphis Industries.

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Album of the Day: Strand of Oaks, “Hard Love”

2014’s HEAL served as something of a reinvention for Philadelphia singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter. After a trio of independently-released ethereal folk records, Showalter took bold first steps to transition Strand of Oaks from a hushed whisper to full-on scream. 319 more words

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Strand Of Oaks - Radio Kids (2016)


Strand of Oaks is a project by Philly-based songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Previously an arbiter of folk rock, ‘Radio Kids’ sounds more like an arena-rock sing-your-guts-out anthem à la the E Street Band, or more recently, The Hold Steady. 16 more words