Tulsa's Dead Sea Choir gains much of its inspiration from the post-rock movement, marrying its distinctive melodic style to the adventurism found in recordings by Chicago's Tortoise and the Scottish band Mogwai. Singer-keyboardist Costa Stasinopoulos said this can result in a challenging concert experience.
"Maybe it's a demanding show for audience members in that maybe there's a lot going on, there's a lot of dynamics and complexities that we try to choreograph to make it enjoyable," said singer-keyboardist Costas Stasinopoulos.
In that sense, the band uses the music from its latest album, 'Thin One the Red One," as a jumping off point to live musical expansion, elaborating on the core ideas of their songs on the fly and creating something new and dynamic every night.
"It's definitely more intense than the CD experience," said Philip Phillips. "It's a completely different take on our music."
-- George Lang