Friday, June 02, 2006

Oh No! Oh My!

From the minds of songwriters Greg Barkley and Daniel Hoxmeier comes a catchy post-pop band that loves themselves a tasty melody. Both Greg and Daniel were home schooled through high school and, for lack of anything better to do, learned to play the guitar and any other useful instruments they could get their collective hands on.

Teaming up with Joel Calvin (drums), they formed the band (poor) yorik, an experimental rock band, which after 8 months they decided was a much too depressing style of music. The trio spent a month in deep meditation and self reflection (during which Joel found inner peace), and it was decided that they would from then on be called The Jolly Rogers. However, upon discovery of several pop-punk bands from Nebraska and Florida, and a group that frequents renaissance festivals dressed in pirate garb, the band decided it was time for another name change. They chose Oh No! Oh My!, named for a song by The Robot Ate Me.

In July of 2005, the band began work on a brand new collection of songs after a demo from the year prior was met with a strong response over the internet. Greg and Daniel moved in January 2006 from their Hometown in Austin, TX, to their temporary home in Nashville, TN, to go to an Audio Engineering school for 9 months. Joel soon followed in April, and soon the band released their first full length, Oh No! Oh My!, mastered by Ryland of The Robot Ate Me. The album can be purchased via Insound.

This band is a real refreshment at these lazy days and comes just at the right time. If you've enjoyed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah over the last summer, now it's the time for Oh No! Oh My!. They share the same DIY philosophy, play similiar music and are equaly good as CYHSY.

Oh No! Oh My! - Walk In The Park
Oh No! Oh My! - Jane Is Fat
Oh No! Oh My! - The Party Punch (the Jolly Rogers demo/EP)
Oh No! Oh My! - Oh Be One (the Jolly Rogers demo/EP)
Oh No! Oh My! - A Pirate's Anthem (the Jolly Rogers demo/EP)
Oh No! Oh My! @ MySpace

Jack's Mannequin - Everything In Transit
The All-American Rejects - S/T
Mae - The Everglow
Something Corporate - Songs For Silent Movies
+ The Early November, With Broken Wings
Acceptance - Phantoms
Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory
The Veronicas - Secret Life Of
Flyleaf - Flyleaf
Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
Tool - 1000 Days
Jay-Z & DJ Danger Mouse - Grey Album
+ Harry And The Potters
Duster - Rare Demos
Kasabian - Kasabian
Arcade Fire - EP
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arovane - Lilies + Tides
Funckarma - Solid State


Blogger Greg said...

Hmm... fair play. Keep up the good work, Ziggy.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the HarryandthePotters link... I love the band now xD

5:00 PM  

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