Article: NPR

NPR Music (November 8, 2013)
The Five Best Things About This Year's Mountain Oasis Festival

Sparks - I was so thrilled to see Sparks on the bill. A long-time favorite of mine, I'd actually never seen brothers Ron and Russell Mael before. They are campy, funny and quirky. They've put out more than 20 albums in the last 40 years. The first one won me over back in 1971. Sparks, along with David Bowie and Roxy Music, were my go-to bands back in the early '70s. Sparks came to Mountain Oasis, and are touring this time around, simply as a duo. Ron looked much like a grumpy, stuffy, mustached accountant on keyboard, and Russell a hyperactive child in black shorts and tights. The set was spare, leaving room for Russell and his operatic-styled voice and exuberant persona to always be center stage. The Mael's are in their 60s, but they're incredibly youthful and playful. Any young band could learn a lot about how to take hold of an audience and lead them on an adventure.

Asheville: Mountain Oasis Festival, October 25

Musoscribe: Bill Kopp's Music Blog
Mountain Oasis Electronic Summit: Recap Part 1

Yes! Weekly (October 30, 2013)

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Mountain Oasis Festival Sampler 2013

1 Pretty Lights - Around The Block (feat Talib Kweli) - Datsik Remix
2 Gary Numan - I Am Dust
3 XXYYXX - Pay Attention
4 Half-Japanese - True Believers
5 Overture - Sparks (Live)
6 Zola Jesus - Avalanche (Slow)
7 Jherek Bischoff - Blossom (feat Nels Cline)
8 Nostalghia - You + I
9 People Get Ready - Zelda Maria
10 Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way To Fall
11 PANTyRAiD - Brooklyn Angel

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Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

October 25, Friday

The Asheville Citizen-Time (June 5, 2013)
Mountain Oasis adds more talent

"Electronic duo Sparks is among the new acts just announced for Asheville’s big Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in October.
Sparks, still featuring brothers Ron and Russell Mael, have been pioneers of many music genres including electronic dance music... "

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