We often try to distinguish a particular genre’s beauty by its instruments, vocals, and overall arrangement. Alternative rock expresses itself through a multitude of deep-set tones, grunge, and texture evocative of the type of darkness that lurks in tightly spaced underground gigs.

The Bourgeois‘ self-titled album dresses itself with the signature characteristics of punk garage, but also finds refuge in the subdued layers of slow rock.


Hailing from Tulsa, OK, The Bourgeois (boo-zwah) is the brainchild of power trio Zach Mobley (guitar/vocals), Ty Clark (drums), and Shawn Kintz (bass). The band’s music is structured over waves of influences from popular bands such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Violent Femmes, The Talking Heads, and Pixies. However, even though the band looks up to a handful of icons, they still take pride in delivering their own unique sound.

The five tracks on the album play a specific role. Each acts as an entry point into understanding a kind of musical synesthesia. In the first track, Perverting The American Dream, the band slowly adds pigments of grainy guitars and aural post-punk, creating a steady sonic rush that explores the beauty of noise and controlled silence.

Whenever I’m With You plunges in different waters. The sharpness and roughness of textured guitars offer a potential for some head-banging, body-sweating movements. Each grungy undertone takes us to the smell of beer, the sight of moshpits, and the friction of bodies dancing in tight spaces.

Smoke and Mirrors creates hues of surf rock guitars that strike through solid drum beats. A jangle of slurring vocals adds to the eccentrics of the piece while still maintaining its rhythm.

The Bourgeois features a balance between danceable beats and dark, cavernous soundscapes. Track by track, the album unravels elements of gloom and deep-seated emotions, transforming them into modern, one-of-a-kind music that, upon playing, feels like a warm embrace.

Track List:
1. Perverting The American Dream
2. Whenever I’m With You
3. Electric Shock Value
4. Be Your Own Machine
5. Smoke And Mirrors

Related Links:
The Bourgeois’s Official Website
The Bourgeois on Facebook
The Bourgeois on Twitter
The Bourgeois on Youtube
The Bourgeois on Instagram

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  • Glacius

    The Bourgeois (pronounced boo-zwah) are an alternative rock band from Tulsa, OK comprised of Zach Mobley (guitar/vocals) and Ty Clark (drums). Musically, the band draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists; the sonic rush of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, the disenfranchised melodicism of indie rock stalwarts like The Smiths and Violent Femmes, and a dash of aural post-punk weirdness, a la The Talking Heads and Pixies, are all keys to the band’s signature sound. The band prides themselves on their ability to channel their influences without sounding antiquated or derivative.
    The Bourgeois have steadily built a regional following through their energetic live performances. A Vine-inspired music video for the song “Be Your Own Machine” was voted by fans as Best Music Video at the 2013 Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards. The Bourgeois released We’re Still In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars in 2014.

    “With an absolutely smashing rock sound, The Bourgeois are becoming one of the best hidden treasures of alternative rock from the United States.” – Jamendo

    “A self-realized unit with a unique vision.” – Tulsa People

    “The Bourgeois has become a Kings favorite. This alt rock band falls between Cage The Elephant and Social Distortion.” – Kings of A&R


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