A few weeks ago, PopMatters gave you the first look of Oil Boom‘s music video for the song “The Sneak Tip”. Now, we’re proud to premiere the album where “The Sneak Tip” finds its home, Red Metal. The album is a collection of tunes that gives more than a few tips of the hat to the band’s native Dallas, Texas. The somewhat lo-fi production of the music, particularly on many of the vocals, gives the music a worn-in feel, the kind of rock music that sounds like it’s already pre-aged.
The band tells PopMatters about the album, “For us, Red Metal is really about finding a way to incorporate all of the different influences we share as a band and figuring out how to turn those into actual songs that were unique to us, as opposed to just genre exercises or straight mimicking other groups. The ideas we came up with in the studio seemed a lot more natural this time around and a lot of that has to do with our producer, Jordan Richardson. He really pushed us to get weird and be spontaneous. Because of that, we didn’t overthink things too much, and that really helped us find our way. There is a pretty wide mix of vintage sounds on this record, a lot of ‘60s/‘70s vibes, but we definitely wanted it to play like a 2014 album. Also, we really wanted to impress our parents.”
Red Metal, which is the band is releasing itself, will be out on October 28th.
You can catch Oil Boom at any of the tour dates below for the remainder of the fall:
Nov 1 - Tyler, TX @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
Nov 21 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar (Presented by KXT/Record release show)
Dec 6 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Dec 13 - Oklahoma City @ OK Art Show