OK SWEETHEART is an indie pop duo that hails, at least sometimes, from
. Their music is reminiscent of ‘60s pop with a hint of jazz in the smooth vocals. Tulsa, OK
This interview was conducted via email with Erin Austin, May 18-27, 2011.
For more information on OK SWEETHEART check out their Official website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, YouTube.
Dave: How did the band get together?
Erin Austin: Rob and I met in 2003 in music theory class in college. We started working together on my solo project in December of 2006. After beginning the recording process in October of 2008, for my solo record, they began thinking about releasing the record under a band name instead. In September of 2009, OK SWEETHEART was officially formed.
Dave: You recently released your debut album Home digitally through your own label. Do you have any plans for a physical release of the record?
Dave: What made you decide to release the album through your own label? Have you received any interest from any other record labels? Are there any labels that you’d like to work with?
Dave: You’ve described your music as a “vintage '60s pop sound with a jazz/Billie
Holiday sounding voice.” Is that the kind of music that you grew up on? What has drawn you to writing/performing this type of music?
Dave: What are your thoughts on the music scene in
? How does it compare to the music scenes in Oklahoma Denton, TX and ? New York City
Dave: Your song “Home” has appeared on episodes of 90210 and One Tree Hill. How did that happen? Have you gotten a lot of response/interest from people who heard the song on those shows?
Dave: Will you be touring this year in support of the new album? Any chance for a show in the OKC metro area?
Dave: This is a High Fidelity inspired question. What are your top five all time favorite bands, albums, movies, TV shows, books/authors?
(1) The Beattles
(2) Harry Nillsson
(3) Neal Young
(4) Randy Newman
(5) The Zombies
(3) Little Criminals
(4) That last Andrew Bird record I went a little nutzo for
(5) Van Occupanther
(1) An Affair To Remember
(2) Dan in Real Life
(3) It's a Wonderful Life
(4) Anything James Bond
(5) I can't do horror movies ... at all. I scream like a little girl and get really uptight.
(1) The Great Gatspy
(3) On The Road
(4) Pride and Prejudice
(5) The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dave: What’s next for OK SWEETHEART?
Dave: Any final thoughts?
Erin: Nope :). If you need clarification or have anymore questions, I'd be pleased to answer 'em. Just let me know.