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"Luxury Wafers Exclusive: Oh No, Oh My, Live @ Chessvolt Studios"

Oh No, Oh My comes from Austin.

Listening to their music is easy.

Like reading an "I Can Read" book with your favorite 3-year-old (or in your favorite 3-year-old frame of mind). Remember Syd Hoff's Stanley or Danny and the Dinosaur? Oh No, Oh My bears a similar hallmark of endearing simplicity.

The foursome (Greg Barkley, Joel Calvin, Daniel Hoxmeier and Tim Regan) plays skin-softening, mellow indie rock tunes in an agreeable blend of flavors that go down smooth. Pleasant chord progressions, gentle effects embellishments, alternating lead singers, bandmembers who share instruments - this is the mood. No one overpowers another. Nothing jolts. The delivery is low-key. Please, though, I'm not saying Oh No, Oh My is boring. Oh no. All the right parts are there - the ups, downs, hooks and refrains. And to say they are great songwriters would mild-mannered of me. Profound simplicity is no elementary achievement. I am saying Oh No, Oh My is nice and enjoyable. Unlike being smashed in the skull with a ripping guitar solo. More like a body tempurature swimming pool mid-summer that invites an effortless sliding into.

Farewell to All My Friends flairs folk-rock style, ala The Wonder Years. I Painted Your House and A Walk in the Park conjure REM wearing "it's all good". Wham Bam Thank You Space Man is the edgy tune in the bunch, softened by the sounds of singing saws or spaceship communication. The Boy With An Anchor bears punchy cartoon character while describing profoundly universal Middle-America sentiments, "I try to write I try to love but all my life I've failed at both." - http://www.luxurywafers.net


"Dmitrij Dmitrij EP Review"

Oh No Oh My seem to change their sound as much as they enjoy switching record labels. "Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman" is evidence of this, a surprisingly tough power chord angry tribute to David Bowie maybe. Then happy acoustic heavy "The Boy with an Anchor" hits with nice horn touches and you quickly forget that last track you just heard. It's back to normalcy, the rest of the album plays pop. "Be A Star" is another attempt at dance punk missing from Between the Devil and the Sea. "Go to Work" is simply a dramatic song of heart break, work and suicide. Simply. "I Painted Your House" is nice with subtle hints of bitterness. It unravels hopeful, though lonely and sentimental. I really like this, Oh No Oh My constantly surprises me in their musical depth with every new release. - http://leshake.blogspot.com


Discography

Between the Devil and the Sea (2005)
Oh No! Oh My! (2006)
Dmitrij Dmitrij (2008)

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Oh No Oh My is a four-piece indie rock band from the brains of Greg Barkley, Joel Calvin, Daniel Hoxmeier and Tim Regan, all of whom reside in Austin, Texas.

The band started in 2005 and self released their first album in summer 2006. Almost 3 years later, with 2 more self released EPs and dozens of tours spanning the USA and Europe under their belt (including sharing the stage with artists such as The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Mew, and Lou Reed) the band is currently writing and recording their sophomore follow up album, due sometime in early 2010.