I would be remiss if I went to Oklahoma and didn’t consider checking out the Sticky Stranglets. While writing about Hector and The Outsiders, another group contacted me and asked if I would be interested in checking out their stuff. Hell yeah! After listening to them, I knew I had to add them to my Bucket List trip. I’m loving this group big time!! Check this video!
I love their sound! I’m hearing some awesomely strong alternative rock that seriously kicks ass!! Great vocals and a tight freaking band that just kills it! Sticky Stranglets are wickedly talented and I’ll bet their shows are a BLAST!! Here is a Reverbnation link and songs for you to enjoy! http://www.reverbnation.com/stickystranglets
THE TULSA CONNECTION!
Oh my god! Did you doubt that there would be a connection? Yes, there is a Hector connection! I swear that I’ve never seen as much camaraderie as I have in Oklahoma. Watch this super funny and informative video of the Sticky Stranglets interviewing Alan Doyle from Tulsa Outsiders!! Remember him from our original Tulsa post? You better!
STICKY STRANGLETS INFO
I had asked Sticky Stranglets if there was anything that they wanted to include in my post about them and this was the response;
“Yeah! That’s great! Thanks so much for taking the time!
Here’s our press release
Sticky Stranglets w/ Matt Owen and The Eclectic Tuba(Birmingham, AL) and Kefalonia 8 pm Thursday, Jan 16 Blue Note Lounge 2408 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City
Sticky Stranglets are all about exploration, whether a sonic trip into psychedelic alt-rock or the murky thought puzzles of conspiracy theory. Sticky Stranglets are taking the band’s hard edged music to the masses by releasing an EP and a full length album within months of each other, both laden with cryptic ideas about secret societies and global doom. The opening salvo for the band will be unleashed on January 16 with the release party of “Guidestones”. Based in Oklahoma, the Sticky Stranglets grew out of the tradition of the critically heralded and sonically progressive Asleep Audience…Dream! with former AAD! member Chris Cody devising a new direction for his music. Cody recruited James Datis initially, with Chris Gianettino and, Jacob Fellwock soon following. Like AAD!, Sticky Stranglets share the songwriting load between the members, allowing the diverse tastes and voices of the members to add a richer texture to the music. “Everyone’s attention spans are so short these days that it allows us to offer more to the audience by having multiple songwriters,”
Gianettino said. Cody agreed, noting that Gianettino’s arrival into the band also directed the music in a more modern rock direction, but without abandoning the psychedelic foundation. Layered on top of the experimental soundscape is a shared love of dangerous ideas. The “Guidestones” EP was named after a modern Ten Commandments left out in the middle of nowhere in Georgia. The “Brohemian Grove” LP is a play off of the all-male art club located in California and comprised of the most powerful men in the world. Songs touch on a wide range of subjects, from New World Orders to magnetic polar reversal, all a constant prodding for a vast world of sounds and secrets, without judgement or opinion, just fascination. “ I like to explore any and every conspiracy theory I can research. For me, it’s just interesting to hear all the seemly impossible and incredible things people can come up with,” Cody said. “ I like telling a story(sonically and lyrically) much like Erich von Däniken told in Chariots of the Gods. Lots of question marks introducing the ideas rather than just explaining what I think and speaking as if I know the truth and am warning the listener. Much more of getting the listener to think and come up with what their opinion is on their own.” -Charles Martin, Literati Press
Where to get our digi release of Guidestones now:
Thanks so much, Lorelei! We’ll spread the word and drive traffic your way…cheers!
_Chris W. Cody http://firstname.lastname@example.org “
Sticky Stranglets have a gig coming up in Dallas Texas! Closer than Oklahoma but still too far for me. UGH! I wish I could be there too! Here is the info poster on that but if you can’t make to their show; check out the Bandcamp and Reverbnation links (above) to purchase their music. What do I always tell you to do ?Get out there and give some love to your local talent and small businesses! CARPE DIEM! \m/ peace xo