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MUSIC REVIEW | Strand of Oaks – HEAL (2014)

Ever wished you could have one single album that delivers glam rock style solos one minute, funky disco beats the next, some dark and depressing Armageddon type stuff, a little balladry and half a dozen other genres, musical tropes and cliche bending all at once?  473 more words

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Basically Everything You Need To Know About Festival Season Is In One Infographic

I love a good infographic. They simultaneously inform me by the content and entertain me by the graphics, a real win/win scenario. Sadly, infographics are usually reserved for such mundane topics as gentrification, government spending, and census data. 124 more words

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Governors Ball Day 3 Recap (Lana Del Rey, Big Gigantic, A-Trak, Logic, Strand of Oaks, The Picturebooks)

The final day of the Governors Ball weekend posed a major clash for alt-rock fans to decide. On the Gov Ball NYC stage was Ohio blues-rock group The Black Keys and making her homecoming return on the Honda stage, singer Lana Del Rey. 592 more words

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On The Radar: Strand Of Oaks

Sub-genres plague the fickle world of rock and roll. Google lands Strand Of Oaks in the ‘folk rock’ camp. Agree to disagree. Strand Of Oaks is the music of songwriter Timothy Showalter; a delicate mix of subtle Lucero angst balanced with a Band of Horses ear for melody. 70 more words

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Tonight in London: Strand of Oaks, PINS, Swervedriver, Needtobreathe, Astronautalis, Pomo, fwdslxsh, Kaleem Taylor, Homeboy Sandman, Thea Gilmore

For everyone still on the look-out for a good gig tonight, here’s our list of what’s still on sale. For more, see our list of… 90 more words

My favorite from Strand of Oaks' EP, 'Darker Shores.'

Strand of Oaks, a true favorite of mine and the artist responsible for bringing the world my top album of 2014 (‘Heal’), released an album back in 2012 called, ‘Dark Shores.’ Less than a year later, he released an EP called, ‘Darker Shores’, which had five songs off of ‘Dark Shores.’ They had the same skeleton as the original songs but they were now dressed in echoing drums, lingering synth, and other electronic treats. 82 more words