Judging from their 12th full-length album, Oklahoma oddballs the Flaming Lips are through being quiet.
Another year, another British band christened the Next Big Thing by every conceivable publication in the UK.
The Greatest feels like a late-night walk down the loneliest street in the world.
With little fanfare, the Broken Arrow-based Ester Drang has become one of the little-known gems of indie rock.
Gone is the acerbic tension that marked the Strokes as forefathers of the East Coast rock resurgence.