Sturgill Simpson

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney.

Today, Matt brings us new music from Sturgill SimpsonCar Seat Headrest, and Youth in Bloom.  

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look back at some of Matt's favorite albums of 2014, from Sturgill Simpson, Timbre Timbre, and D'Angelo.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we bring you a new scuzzy rock tune from Ty Segall, a concert review of Sturgill Simpson, and a summer rock jam from LVL Up.


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LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU. 

This week, we count down the top five songs of 2014 (so far), including tunes from Canadian band Timber Timbre, country musician Sturgill Simpson, noise-pop singer EMA, Oklahoma City band Colourmusic, and art rocker St. Vincent.


On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to recount their favorite music from the first six months of 2014. They spin the ferocious punk energy of Perfect Pussy, the magnetic vocals of Broken Twin, absurdly catchy electro-pop from Sylvan Esso and much more.

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

This week, we talk about the new albums from Sturgill Simpson and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and an El-P remix of indie buzz band Warpaint.