Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
ESCAPING THE ORDINARY was created by Griffin in 2010 as a means for him to follow his passion of working with bands while simultaneously curating large collections of excellent music. Griffin relocated from Dallas, Texas to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2015 where he presently resides in the arts district neighbourhood.
Svbterranean is pleased to have the exclusive premiere of the full tracklist for Volume 4 which you can find below. In addition to that, we are head over heels to include one of the tracks from the compilation: a cover of the classic JAWBOX tune “Absenter” performed by Ipecac recording artists, and Brooklyn based SPOTLIGHTS. Check out their ethereal and ginormous take on this post-hardcore/post-punk classic below:
SPOTLIGHTS and other artists can be seen below as we exclusively premiere the tracklist in full for ESCAPING THE ORDINARY VOLUME 4
The compilation will be available Friday, June 15th @ THE OFFICIAL ESCAPING THE ORDINARY WEBSITE
True to their vision, ESCAPING THE ORDINARY VOLUME 4 includes well-known artists like AEGES, BLACK MAP, THE LIFE AND TIMES, TRAINDODGE, and THE TOADIES along with some newer names to the scene. Along with the JAWBOX cover posted above, space rockers (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR have included their take on the classic QUICKSAND tune “Shovel.”
Escaping the Ordinary founder TY GRIFFIN. Photo by Jessica Karin Photography
Have a listen to the first three entries in the ESCAPING THE ORDINARY below. In addition, ETO head Ty Griffin had a hand in curating the tribute to legendary Space Rock band HUM so it has been included as well.