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A Band Stronger Than Death: A Conversation With Thomas Flowers Of Oleander

June 19th, 2013 9:39pm EDT
Oleander is a band hell bent on succeeding. They survived a self-imposed four year hiatus and going a decade in-between releases to return to the music scene as relevant as ever, and not to mention stronger than ever, armed with their best album to date in Something Beautiful.

They’ve worked with WWE and the UFC, recording a song with one of the latter’s top bantamweight fighters and have had their music included in a very popular video game. Oh, they also have a new home on Cobalt Music Group. So yeah, there’s a lot going on with Oleander.

Frontman Tom Flowers took some time out of the b...

CD Review: Oleander - 'Something Beautiful'

May 15th, 2013 12:16pm EDT
Something Beautiful, Oleander’s first release in over a decade, finds the band sounding all things rejuvenated and reenergized, and, in so many words, this is the best the band has ever sounded. If you’re of the close minded camp that thought Oleander hit their apex at the turn of the century with February Son and/or Unwind, then literally, you haven’t seen nothing yet. It’s evident that the bands self-imposed hiatus was time away well spent, as Something Beautiful offers something for fan of all shapes, sizes and tastes, from penetrating aggro-rockers driven by unrestrained riffs (“Fight,”...

The New MTV Episode 20.5: Crash Boom Bang, Oleander, The Holydrug Couple

April 4th, 2013 9:59am EDT
Its Wednesday, the middle of the week, so here is a little pick me up if you need it. Granted, its only three videos to hold you over until Sunday, but these three pack a punch. So grab a cup of coffee or a tall cold one and spend a few minutes enriching your day with some new tunes.

Crash Boom Bang - "Save Me" (www.facebook.com/crashboombang)

File Under: Pop-Rock

Oleander - "Something Beautiful" (www.oleander.net)

File Under: Hard Rock

The Holydrug Couple - "Follow Your Way" (theholydrugcouple.bandcamp.com)

File Under: Lo-Fi/Indie/Shoegaze

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