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The Oak Creek Band

On the Oak Creek Band's sophomore release, the six-song Fingerprints, the group sets a relaxed tone with "I Want You Around," which gradually ramps up in verve without quite crossing over into rock-anthem territory. Part of the EP's charm is that, for the most part, it's a cozy affair that doesn't stray far from the '60s-inspired pop of Autumn Defense or '80s-era Fleetwood Mac, with cuts like "2012 (Quetzalcoatl)" and "Penelope." The act is fronted by Daniel and Jenna Watters, who formed it in 2009 after moving to Colorado from Sedona, Arizona. While Jenna does a stellar job on lead vocals and Daniel provides harmonies throughout most of the disc, he takes the lead on the closing track, "Barefoot Baby."

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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