Oh Discretion!
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May
03
Oh Discretion! @ The Black Sparrow

Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Apr
18
Oh Discretion! @ Purdue RSC

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Aug
17
Oh Discretion! @ LayFlats Art Festival

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

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"Oh Discretion! is catchy, straight-forward and fun. For only three guys, the band's sound is strong and full. One of the new best bands of 2007."

Tim Brouk - Lafayette, Indiana


"Oh Discretion! was voted the winner of the Purdue Student Union Board Battle of the Bands by a panel of judges Friday night in front of Purdue's Recreational Sports Center. To prepare for the battle, the band practiced as it normally would. 'The biggest thing was to stay comfortable and relaxed,' Mike Reeb said.

Rick DeSutter, who plays bass and sings background vocals, said future bands who prepare for the battle should work hard and promote themselves. 'Be real,' DeSutter said, 'get people to embrace local music, that's what it's all about.' Oh Discretion! was formed only three months ago when the members met through mutual friends. Winning battle of the bands was their first goal."

Kaye Maloney - West Lafayette, Indiana


"How would you describe your sound to somebody who has never heard you before?

Edington: Some of the influences to me are the Beatles, the Kinks, the Strokes, stuff like that.

Reeb: I usually say '60s rock. I play guitar in the band and sing and I try to keep it pretty much rock 'n' roll.

Why do you think Oh Discretion! deserves to win Battle of the Bands?

Reeb: We really give a lot of energy into what we're doing, and we're different than other local bands... whether it's being a three-piece, not having a lead guitarist, or running the vocals through an overdrive pedal.

Edington: It's not just about something unique as much as it is being able to offer people something unique. I think that our sound is not something that I've heard locally, and I go to shows all the time. I think our sound is really something people can take away with them." - West Lafayette, Indiana


Discography

Oh Discretion! (2007 EP)

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Bio

After stumbling upon a dusty 1967 Ampeg Reverberocket amp for only $7 at a nearby thrift-store, Mike Reeb decided it was time to buy a telecaster. He borrowed one instead. He then left Chicago for the vast cornfields of Indiana and formed Oh Discretion! with bassist Rick DeSutter and drummer Justin Edington.

Their first show was in March 2007 at Downtown Records in Lafayette, Indiana. In May, the group was hailed as "best new band of 2007 in the local scene" by the Journal & Courier. By the end of June, the group had won Purdue University's Battle of the Bands and was performing regularly. Just two months later, Reeb followed his heart back to Chicago and it appeared that Oh Discretion! was finished.

After several months of discussion, side-projects, and serious thought, the band decided to make the long-distance rock relationship work and regrouped in early 2008. Just three members strong, as they've always been, Oh Discretion! is performing live once again. For fans of The Kinks, Wilco, The Velvet Underground, Kings of Leon, or The Beatles .