Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tulsa - Sour Digs LP
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: