Scales of Motion

Scales of Motion

 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

3-piece powerhouse with tight, heavy grooves and a highly energetic live show. Alternately mathy and gorgeous. Think Faraquet mixed with Aloha with passionate lyrics and melodic vocals. We believe in love, hope, and community, and we strive to write music that embodies those things.


Scales of Motion is an indie rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The three of us, brothers Kevin and Chris Skillern and good friend Craig Maricle, started playing together way back in July of 2001 when we were just teenagers. We really love what we do and are so grateful to still be doing it after a dozen years. In our time together, we’ve played hundreds of local and regional shows, toured the Midwest, recorded multiple albums, opened for our musical heroes, and met and befriended countless amazing people and bands. Even after a decade, we still find excitement and joy in every endeavor. Every new song written is a chance to explore new sounds and influences. Every show and conversation is a chance to share and build community. In music, as in life, we hope to always be progressing. We believe in love, hope, friendship, and community, and we strive to write music that embodies those things. In 2011, we self-released Nocturnes, an album we feel is our most accomplished musical statement to date and one which pushes us in all sorts of new directions. As of April, 2013, we are in the process of writing and recording our next full-length, and we are so excited to share what we truly believe is our strongest material to date!

Achievements/Notable Tidbits:
- Voted Absolute Best Indie Rock Band of Tulsa for 2010 in Urban Tulsa Weekly's annual ABoT Music Awards. We were nominated again in 2011 and 2012.
- Shared the stage with Colour Revolt, mewithoutYou, Unwed Sailor, Ethan Durelle, Cool Hand Luke, Decahedron, Ester Drang, Victor Villarreal, Quiet Company, among many others.
- Members have also played in Damezumari, Copy Copy, Thirty Called Arson, Northern Regions (with John Moreland), and more.
- Played the Buffalo Lounge at SXSW 2012; Norman Music Fest 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; Free Tulsa Music Fest 2011 and 2012


Self-Titled EP (2004)
Through a Glass, Dimly (2006)
Cave Dweller LP (2008)
Signs and Wonders EP (2010)
Nocturnes LP (2011)
Untitled LP (TBD 2013)

We have performed live on Fox 23 Tulsa's "Great Day Green Country," 91.3 fm (Claremore, Tulsa) and 97.5 fm (Tulsa), and our songs have been played on 91.3 fm, 104.5 fm (Tulsa), 97.5 fm, and The Buzz and The Spy in OKC.

Set List

We tend to play 30- to 40-minute sets, usually consisting of six to eight songs, but we can fill up to 2 hours if the gig requires. We play songs from all of our releases and try to change the set list from show to show.