Native Lights

“Supergroup” is a word that is sometimes carelessly thrown around on any level, but one band that has most definitely earned the title is Native Lights. The project is the collaboration of four musicians who have each in their own way found a niche with their day bands–Johnathon Ford, founder of the internationally recognized instrumental indie outfit Unwed Sailor, Bryce Chambers, frontman for dream-pop darling legends Ester Drang, Phillip Philips, guitarist for long time Tulsa favorites Dead Sea Choir, and Nathan Price, workaholic percussionist and resident drummer for Unwed Sailor, Vandevander, and BRONCHO. The band released their first 7" single on Hard Work Records in the fall of 2009 to critical acclaim. They followed the release with a national tour with Unwed Sailor. Native Lights influences range from Slowdive to Echo & The Bunnymen to The Jesus Lizard. The band stirs up this sound combination in a way that promises to infiltrate the listener with a driving, rythmic wall of sound that leaves your mind and body wanting more.

Initially a two-piece rock band, Colton Tucker (guitar, vocals) and Cory Brewer (drums), set out with the intention to create massive sounds with limited instrumentation, accompanied by an experimental and rhythmic pop balance. After a three-year stint, the newly titled ADMIRALS formed with the addition of Brett Murphy (bass) and Andrew Bair (keyboard, production). Immediately following their conception, ADMIRALS garnished a cult-like following after a series of recurring shows in the Stillwater and Oklahoma City area. Soon thereafter ADMIRALS attracted the attention of Dallas-based indie label Idol Records. With the support of Idol Records, ADMIRALS subsequently released their self titled EP (produced by Grammy Award recipient Trent Bell) and embarked on a series of regional and national tours.

Described by Spy FM as “Indie Rock with Pop sensibilities”, the latest full-length album, "Amidst the Blue" focuses on transformation with focus on extensive instrumentation, experimental sounds, and a deeper look into a shared human experience. The music dares to be thought provoking, yet urges you above all else to lose control.

The Low Litas

Three ladies shamelessly making a ruckus

Low Litas, originally the name given to the musical brain child of Mandii Larsen (lead vocals/guitar). Larsen performed solo with her laptop and guitar until adding Liz Wattoff (drums) to the project. They played as a duo for a bit before adding bass. The current line up is Larsen on guitar, Wattoff on drums and Penny Pitchlynn on bass.

Heavily influenced by the mind altering sounds of My Bloody ...Valentine and the likes, Larsen's visceral guitar is dripping wet with effects that both pierce and pulsate. The listening experience is out of body.

With plans to record this summer (2012), Low Litas will release a debut full length LP on Horton Records out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The original EP self released by Larsen in 2008 was a collaboration between her songwriting and the production of friend Aaron Hamby, also of Tulsa. The upcoming record will be live-tracked featuring all three of the ladies. This band is just getting started.

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