The Mean Spirits were voted OKC’s best emerging band in 2009 by readers of the Oklahoma Gazette. Citing influences including David Bowie, Richard Hell, and Anton Newcombe, their music has been released by Austin’s Sundae Records.
With subject matter ranging from werewolves to the end of the world, the trio’s EP Is This the Last Love Made? was issued in September of 2009. They recently played a seventeen-band house party during SXSW, and will be taking the stage at 5:00 at the 2010 Rock’n’Roll Garage Sale & Show.
How do people usually describe your music?
We are usually described as “post-punk” which is good, and unintentional. Best description ever given to was from a drunken stranger after a show. He said, “Sounds like The Kinks having sex with The Talking Heads.” I don’t know if that’s accurate, but I’ll take it every time.
How has your music evolved since you started playing together?
The beginning influence was heavy on late 70’s New York–Television, Richard Hell, The Ramones, Iggy, etc. After playing together for awhile it started changing (with our tastes) and moving away from the three chord bash. Currently really into Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine, as well as many others.