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A creative busy-body, Beth Isbell is one to keep an eye on

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NORMAN, Okla. – BeThisBell’s “Work It Out” is a self-proclaimed modern/indie alternative stadium glam rock with psychedelic, proto-punk, and blues-rock influences.

Simply put, it’s very chill and trippy music.  A five track EP released this April in California, the music was produced by someone a little closer to home for Red Dirt Report.  Trent Bell, of Bell Labs Recording in Norman, added his award winning production to this already pretty cool EP.

The musicianship involved on these tracks is really something special.  There is a lot of talent on all fronts which engages listeners the entire time.  I felt like I was listening to movie soundtrack music in the background of people rebelling or doing drugs or just simply rocking out against whatever it was they weren’t supposed to do.  For the record, I mean this in the most positive way possible.  It’s that kind of dangerous seduction to do the “wrong” thing in musical form – very, very cool. 

I got to experience a rockin’ punk show without actually having to leave my very comfortable couch and I would definitely recommend you do the same.  With four Rusties, “Work It Out” is a must-listen and can be found on the band’s website.

Beyond the music world, creator Beth Isbell is also a poet and author.  The Broken Whale, released this February, is a collection of poems meant to entertain and cause the reader to think about the various subjects discussed.  It can be found on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, and on its Oklahoma City based Tate Publishing’s website.

Isbell also has The Book Of Green Goo: A Lesson In Being Snotty! being released this June 16.  An illustrated tale of snot inspired by her twin daughters when they were younger, this book is Seuss-like in nature.  With a light-hearted and fun theme, it also serves to promote acceptance of others who may be sick or simply different from us.  The Book Of Green Goo can be pre-ordered on Tate Publishing’s website before its June release date.

A creative busy-body, Beth Isbell is one to keep an eye on for even more greatness to come.

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