Mismanaged time, a difference of opinion, it doesn’t take much to drift apart when you’re young. After leaving the band in which they’d met, Jacob Sharbono and Matthew Decker drifted by way of marriage and a life on the road. As four years passed, a performance by Minneapolis singer-songwriter, Meg Kirsch, led the duo to meet again. It was there that conversation sparked creation.

Over the course of 2013, with the help of friends and family, Sharbono and Decker wrote and recorded what would become Oklahoma’s All Us Bad Folk at Sharbono’s Minneapolis home, The Burrow NE. Nearing the end of the recording process, the duo recruited Kirsch to better shape All Us Bad Folk and refine the Oklahoma sound. Unafraid to let their influences show, Oklahoma have borrowed elements from artists including The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis, and many others to share their perspective on life’s reoccurring themes. Without their time apart it’s hard to know how the two would have fared, but with it, and with Kirsch, Sharbono and Decker are where they want to be, Oklahoma.