POSTPONED: Sports - Get A Good Look World Tour
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Purpose is at the cornerstone of Sports’ resonance and impressive second album Get A Good Look. Childhood friends Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot have come to realize that life can change at any second. Perspectives are reshaped, relationships rise or fall, and home is anywhere you want it to be. For Sports, it's the intricacies of their lifelong friendship, the victories and shortcomings of growing up, and the lessons learned along the way that have influenced their worldview. Growing up on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma, life for Cale and Christian revolved around watching MTV and going to church. The pair first met in middle school and formed an instant connection with both seeking to break out of the conformity of their quaint small town upbringing. “We have been making and recording music under different names since we were about 13,” they share. The genesis of Sports would come almost a decade later. On choosing the name Sports, Cale and Christian show reverence to their parents. “They’re big sports fans. It’s like we’re fulfilling some childhood dream of being in the NBA.”
Musically, Sports inspires images of the youthful idyll of bygone times through dulcet melodies and sun-drenched funk synths. Their elaborate, mind-expanding arrangements are warm and enveloping, creating a world where David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and The Clash collide.
Sports first introduced themselves with their 2015 debut single “You Are The Right One,” a concentrated slow drip of funk. Their debut project, Naked All The Time (2015) and its follow-up, People Can’t Stop Chillin (2016) delivered additional critically-praised singles including: “Panama,” “Whatever You Want,” and “Someone You’d Rather Be Dating.” The band returned in 2018 with their first full-length album, Everyone’s Invited, a vibrant offering that received acclaim from Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, and plays on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
To date, Sports has garnered over 100 million streams, an impressive feat for a band who’s stayed true to their independent roots and DIY ethos. After spending the last three years split between Los Angeles, California and Norman, Oklahoma, Cale and Christian find themselves back in their hometown, but with fresh perspective gained from distance and time.
It’s this perspective that’s apparent in their upcoming studio album Get A Good Look, which they first teased in 2020 with the single “Tell You Something.” The experimental and innovative track effortlessly blurs the lines between synth-pop, indie-funk, and psychedelic rock and marked the beginning of an exciting new era for the band. Unlike their previous albums, Get A Good Look will be released in two parts. “We didn’t set out to release the album in 2 parts, but with the pandemic, we had to be creative,” Cale shares. “It gives us the chance to work on the music and the visuals at a more methodical pace.”
Get A Good Look Pt. 1 featured the critically-praised singles “Baby, Baby,” “Never Know,” and “The Look.” The release charted in the Top-20 on both the NACC and Sub-modern radio charts and picked up endorsements from Paper Magazine, KCRW, Lyrical Lemonade, DIY, NPR, Rolling Stone, BBC Radio 1, and SiriusXM Alt Nation.
Okey Dokey started as a passion project between two friends to create art that could withstand the test of time. Over the years, the band grew frustrated with the distance between themselves and their listeners. The listener being as essential as a tree is to its fruit. The artist equally so to the listener. What are veins if there is no blood to pump? What are beliefs with no thought? If Okey Dokey were to remain just a band, would the fruit still be as sweet? Would the body’s limbs still be equally filled with blood given the wall of separation between the artist and listener? The band decided to remove the separation and become something new. No longer shall there be two, but one. One community with one pulse all trusting in the higher powers harnessed by Okey Dokey. Join today and become part of one of the fastest growing communities in North America.
The indie band, Little Bird, is composed of musicians Jay Hurtt (vocals), Noah Jones (piano), Oleg Terentiev (drums), Ben Mossman (bass), and Jim Rubush (guitar). Their musical endeavors as this incarnation of the group commenced in 2017, laying the groundwork for their genre-bending, signature sound with the 2018 record, Familiar, produced by Shane Woods and Jeff Lucci of Mo Lowda. In 2021 Little Bird released their first full-length album. Inspired by their favorite modern and vintage artists, Hiatus Kaiyote, Nick Hakim, D’Angelo and Stevie Wonder, the 23-track odyssey is entitled, ‘PROXIMA’ (latin for ‘nearest’ or ‘next’) and is currently being released in 3 separate EPs; Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Proxima: Gamma hits streaming platforms on August 16th, 2021.
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