OK! Good Records Goes to SXSW (Photos)

Welcome To SXSW

OK! Good Records was in Austin, Texas for SXSW Music 2014, and it was a blast! We had the opportunity to see some truly incredible acts – both established and indie, all equally amazing. You can check out the gallery of our journey to the festival below, and download our Official OK! Good Records SXSW Sampler here!

Sampler Track Listing:

1. Dovetail – Hurricane 03:11
2. The Musgraves – Fortune Teller 03:03
3. Donots – So Long (feat. Frank Turner) 03:49
4. Schiller – You (with Colbie Caillat) 04:13
5. Carly Jamison – No Easy Way Out 03:16
6. Sparkadia – Mary 04:02
7. Hafdis Huld – Lucky 03:19
8. A Genuine Freakshow – Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness 03:45
9. Jon Allen – Night & Day 04:14
10. Paper Aeroplanes – Skies On Fire 03:45
11. The Windupdeads – Army of Invisible Men 04:26
12. Alex Hart – Onside 03:36

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SXSW Ok! Good Records Sampler

SXSW is just around the corner, so why not kick it off right with the official Ok! Good Records SXSW Sampler?! Featuring favorites like Dovetail, Donots, Schiller, A Genuine Freakshow, and more, the sampler will also give downloaders a first listen to the upcoming Jon Allen and Hafdis Huld albums! You can find the sampler by clicking here, and don’t forget to grab your copy of ALL Ok! Good Records artists albums for the sale price of $5 here!

Track Listing:

  1. “Hurricane” – Dovetail
  2. “Fortune Teller” – The Musgraves
  3. “So Long (feat. Frank Turner)” – Donots
  4. “With You (feat. Colbie Caillet)” – Schiller
  5. “No Easy Way Out” – Carly Jamison
  6. “Mary” – Sparkadia
  7. “Lucky” – Hafdis Huld
  8. “Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness” – A Genuine Freakshow
  9. “Night & Day” – Jon Allen
  10. “Skies On Fire” – Paper Aeroplanes
  11. “Army Of Invisible Men” – The Windupdeads
  12. “Onside” – Alex Hart

A Genuine Freakshow Shirts For Sale!

Recently uncovered from the official Ok! Good Records vault are limited edition A Genuine Freakshow shirts! On sale in our brand new merch store the graphic t-shirts come in both red and blue and are avalible in a variety of sizes. These are the last shirts that are going to be printed, so don’t miss out and place your order here and/or here, and download your copy of A Genuine Freakshow’s album, “Oftentimes,” for the special sale price of $5 here!

“Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness” Lyrics:
“Stop this
‘Cause you’re stressing me out
My mind works
Far too fast
I should trust you
Well I’ve never fucked up
And I’m just
Hurting me
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

Stop
That’s your answer always
What to walk behind your lines?
Are you holy?
Only when I’m at home
So when
It suits you best
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

If this is our life
Then we should make the most of what we have
Don’t want to waste my life
On chasing silver screen in Cannes
I could be famous if I really really wanted to
But I would just rather spend my life

And it’s all in your head
And it’s more than you’d care to think about
You’re no use to me dead
I need you by my side and stuck to me

Stop this
‘Cause you’re stressing me out
My mind works
Far too fast
I should trust you
Well I’ve never fucked up
And I’m just
Hurting me
Are you hell bent?
I never said I am
So why so serious?

If this is our life
Then we should make the most of what we have
Don’t want to waste my life
On chasing silver screen in Cannes
I could be famous if I really really wanted to
But I would just rather spend my life

And it’s all in your head
And it’s more than you’d care to think about
You’re no use to me dead
I need you by my side and stuck to me.”

A Genuine Freakshow Are Featured On The Band of the Day App

A Genuine Freakshow are today’s featured band on the band of the day app! Featuring a new band everyday, Band of the Day App features new and upcoming bands from all over the world. Band of the Day wrote up a nice little article and review about A Genuine Freakshow and featured some of the band’s latest and greatest tracks for everyone to listen to. Download the app here to read the rest of the band’s bio and review. Find A Genuine Freakshow on the front pagehere.
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The OK! Good Catalog Is Now Streaming On Soundcloud

That’s right! All of your favorite OK! Good releases are now up on Soundcloud to stream! Sharing and listening to album playlists are easier than ever with Soundcloud, and they can be embedded to practically anywhere too! You can find our playlist sets here.

Find our most recent release from The Musgraves You That Way I This Way below.

The Musgraves – You That Way I This Way by OK! Good Records

WIN A Limited Edition Copy Of A Genuine Freakshow’s “Oftentimes”

We got some limited edition copies of A Genuine Freakshow’s Oftentimes album, and we are happy to be able to be able to give a copy away to one lucky fan. The limited edition copy of Oftentimes contains a bonus disc entitled “Pastimes” that has exclusive remixes and extra tracks not included on the regular edition of Oftentimes. The whole album is also encased in a nice hard cover box. A perfect collector’s item! These are super limited and we don’t have many copies left, so you know it’s something really special.

All you got to do to enter is name a favorite “Pastime” of yours in the comment section. It could be anything: going to the beach, walks in the park, skateboarding, anything!

On June 28th we will pick ONE lucky winner at random. We will contact the winner via e-mail and notify you the same day. Good luck, everyone!


Oftentimes can also be streamed stream right now on our website.

Check Us Out On Spotify!

We just put together a new playlist with all our latest and greatest releases for everyone to check out in one convenient place. This OK! Good playlist is ready to be taken wherever you go, so you can enjoy our tunes without having to be tied down to any computer or stereo! Check out the playlist below, and why not follow us while you are visiting? (We won’t bite).

Jamspreader Reviews A Genuine Freakshow’s “Where The River Bends” EP

Music blog, Jamspreader posted a great review on A Genuine Freakshow’s latest EP, Where The River Bends. Jamspreader remarks the band as “figuring out the ultimate formula to mixing orchestral instruments with a standard rock lineup to create dreamy indie that expertly demonstrates “less” not always being “more.”” The reviewer also describes tracks from the EP as “heavenly,” “Lush,” and “magnificent.” We are glad they liked it! Check out the full review below, and find the original article here.

A Genuine Freakshow is a seven piece band from the UK who have figured out the ultimate formula to mixing orchestral instruments with a standard rock lineup to create dreamy indie that expertly demonstrates “less” not always being “more.” The result is “an artful blend of pop sensibility, icy soundscapes, and blistering walls of noise,” which is brilliantly showcased in the group’s Where The River Bends EP, recently released in the US by OK! Good Records.

The first track, “Low,” is also my current favorite, so excuse the gush. It begins with an ambient volume swell that hooked me immediately. The instruments are introduced in a slow and steady buildup that make the listener feel like s/he is floating, a feeling only to be enhanced by heavenly falsetto vocals. The song continues in a natural crescendo to a strong outro with blended group vocals and instrumentation that warmly surrounds the listener and fills the room.

The drumming in “Claw and Grasp” introduces a more up-tempo rhythm, joined by gorgeous guitar and clear bass tones. The strings add a unique, driving force to the track, leading to a massive bridge as the musicians work together to create a glorious wall of sound.

“Albert Trophy” begins delicately, with a lush, older feel to the music. Anyone who finds him or herself becoming too comfortable with the verses is immediately awoken by exciting, crashing chords, reminding listeners that A Genuine Freakshow is anything but predictable. The song ends with a delicate layer of horns placed atop pleasantly plucked strings.

The title track, “Where The River Bends,” shyly unravels its beauty to reveal every aspect as it blooms along with the song. The track finds its confidence and ends the EP with a hopeful, major outro that perfectly (and wordlessly) explains why it was chosen as the finisher.

These four songs were “originally planned as part of a new album, but became “a complete story of their own,” which resulted in the release of this magnificent EP. An excellent decision, to say the least.

A Genuine Freakshow - Where The River Bends (EP)

WIN An A Genuine Freakshow T-Shirt!

Another week, another new giveaway from OK! Good Records! This week, we are giving away an awesome A Genuine Freakshow t-shirt to one lucky random winner. To enter, all you need to do is watch the video for A Genuine Freakshow’s track “Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness” and leave a comment below saying which color guitar the girl was playing in the video.

The contest will run from today till April 19th 5PM EST. At the end of the contest, we will choose one lucky winner at random and notify them via e-mail. When e-mailing us back, leave your desired t-shirt size (small and medium only) and color. Good luck everyone!


“Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness is off the album Oftentimes, which you can stream right now on our website.

A Genuine Freakshow – Where The River Bends (EP)

A Genuine Freakshow – Where The River Bends (EP) [BUY NOW]

After playing over 150 headline and festival shows since the release of debut album “Oftentimes” in late 2010 (later released by OK! Good Records in early 2012), April 2012 saw the A Genuine Freakshow take a step away from the road and head to the studio with long-term collaborator and producer Jordan Fish to record a handful of new songs the band had written and been performing live over the previous summer.

Originally planned to be part of a new album, the songs on “Where The River Bends” ended up being a complete story on their own, so the band decided to release these tracks in a special EP package.

All MP3s available below are encoded at 320 kbps for highest sound quality.

TRACK LISTING

01. Low
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02. Claw And Grasp
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03. Albert Tropy
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04. Where The River Bends
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