Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tulsa - Sour Digs LP

Tulsa - Sour Digs LP by Tim PopKid
Tulsa - Sour Digs LP, a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Starcleaner (2007)

This is another record I've been trying to find for a while. I first heard of the band from the label Sandwich Man records. For the longest time they had been listing a Potential Johns/Tulsa split 7" as coming soon. The record never saw the light of day, but it made me curious about the band. I picked up a Tulsa split 7". I liked it, but honestly it didn't really make a lasting impact. Fast forward to now, I finally managed to find a copy, and while not disappointed in the record, i guess I'm just not as in love with it as I would like to be considering how long I was trying to find a copy.

Tulsa play sloppy, ramshackle pop punk. I don't want sloppy to be taken as a completely negative description here. It's very obvious the band has a ton of energy and the passion they put into their music really comes through. I prefer a band that goes with reckless abandon as opposed to one that's overly concerned with making everything perfect. Where the record falls a little short for me is that when I'm done listening to it, I can't remember anything I just heard. The songs are so short that I feel like they never really have time to truly craft that memorable hook.

I like the throwback sound, I love the energy; I just wish Tulsa took their time a bit more and allowed themselves to really take their songs that one step further. Why are punks always in such a hurry?

Tulsa - Thunderbird:

Tulsa - Drunk In The Supermarket:

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