The Taylor Machine
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The Taylor Machine

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Indie


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Fetch (April 2015)



Their debut album, titled Fetch, was recorded and produced by Sam Ashford in Arcadia, OK, and was released in April of 2015. Songs such as “Special Edition DVD” and “Kick ‘Em in the Face” show off the band’s flair for humor and absurdity, while “Stupid Toupée” and “My Work” reveal the band’s ability to weave more serious themes with upbeat rhythms and clever wit. However, they do not only rely on irony and humor to explore heavier topics, addressing them head-on in “Undertow,” “Overnight,” and “Sense of Direction.”

With all four members born and raised in Oklahoma, The Taylor Machine is truly a home-grown gathering of talent. Friends first and bandmates second, the group has been playing together in one form or another since the members were in high school in 2002. In subsequent years the band has seen several members come and go, changed their name and style multiple times, and they have “broken up” and reformed at least twice. The band members have always loved playing with each other, however, and in early 2012 the band came together in its current form.

In all forms of presentation the Taylor Machine display their wide range in taste and style, as well as a love affair with meta and esoteric content. Their album Fetch contains “Tentacool,” a surf rock ballad sung from perspective of a forlorn narrator, dejected after the loss of his beloved Pokémon. Their live shows, though primarily focused on original songs, also feature covers of classic rock hits and crowd favorites, as well as an original 10+ minute arrangement of familiar tunes from movies, tv shows, and video games. Even their name is something of an in-joke, being a reference to the 1939 James Stewart film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Though they know not every fan will catch every wink and nod, The Taylor Machine is confident that everyone will find something to love in their sound.

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