The Oakenblues
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The Oakenblues

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Folk Rock


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"Interview, Germany's"

Interview with Germany's LAXMAG - LAXMAG

"Featured Artist: L2P Network"

"Ok, yes, I admit it… the name is what got my attention—immediately followed by the fact that one of the players was holding Frendh Horn.

then again, isn’t a big part of the challenge of being a successful indie artist coming up with clever and catchy things that get the attention of booking agents and the music press? I mean, what kind of career would the Beatles have had if they had instead called themselves “The 4 Guys from Liverpool.” Anyway, the truth is, Matt Montelione (vocals and guitar) and Alex Wilhelm (French Horn) really are rabbits and they do wear raincoats (or at least that’s how they see themselves)—hanging out in the forest, merrily making music for our woodland friends.

Inspired by such greats as the aforementioned, “4 Guys,” Dylan, The Doors, and Neutral Milk Hotel (now available in chocolate) this duo from long Island has their own ideas and their won way of doing things. And we like it! For WL2P we selected a luscious little tidbit entitled “Groundhogs,” which features a fabulous French horn hook (the first ever recorded, I think) and a most interesting vocal. Here's a sample of what you'll hear on the new EP, You can also hear them on WL2P and you may want to check out their facebook and MySpace pages." - L2P Network

"Good Times Magazine Album Review"

Check out our first album review in "Good Times Magazine"! - Good Times Magazine

"Interview with Junior's Cave Magazine"

Interview 7/6/10 - Junior's Cave


Watch us perform live on YouTube:

I'm So Tired (Beatles cover):

"I'm On Your Side" live @ Philadelphia F/M Festival, 9/25/10 EcoArts Festival, PA




The Oakenblues (formally "Rabbits in Raincoats") were formed in September of 2009. We are: Matt Montelione (Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), Jimmy Jenkins (Vocals/Bass/Recordings), and Alex Wilhelm (French Horn).

We are heavily influenced by The Beatles (and their respective solo careers), Radiohead, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the like. We're all 24 years old and are based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.