Mile Marker: Oh No Oh MyBy John Hendrickson | January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
What is a Mile Marker? It’s a point in time when an artist — big, small, local, national — swings through the Reverb studios in Colorado to hang out for an afternoon and record a few exclusive songs for you, our loyal readers.
We guarantee that these tracks are specifically chosen by the artist and put to tape in a live session. A Mile Marker, in short, is a moment, however beautiful or flawed that moment might be. And hey, we’re one mile above sea level, so anything can happen.
Oh No Oh My was a new name for many of us at the time of the session. The four-piece was in town on a chilly Sunday last fall and stopped by the studio on their way to the Hi-Dive for a show later that night. They call Austin home, though the songs feel more breezy and SoCal than anything else (the warm keys and hand shakers, especially). In its purest form, this is a session of catchy pop rock songs, though there’s a definite touch of indie-rock sensibilities in there (like the rapid fire rim shots on “So I Took You” and the song’s abrupt ending. It leaves you wanting more, to say the least.