If you think the music that Minneapolis band Oaks makes is all about death, you'd be only half right. The husband-and-wife duo play music that's stripped down to the sparest, simplest parts possible. No doubt there's something a little ominous about the drone of their songs. But through the shadows there are flashes of light in Oaks' music, too — warm, bright moments that are anything but morbid. "A lot of it is celebratory to me," says Oaks' bassist, Jim Kolles.