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Odis drops in to NMF before buckling down and cranking out some recordings



11:45 P.M., Saturday, Blackwatch Studios Stage

Odis arrived with a bang. The act debuted its first CD, "Feel," in 2008 to a sold-out show at the House of Blues in its Dallas hometown.

A mere two months later, Quick magazine named "Feel" as the Big Album of 2008, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram designated it as one of the top 20 albums of 2008. Odis quickly gained attention in the Metroplex, with numerous local media outlets singing its praises and its fan base increasing steadily by the day.

The group has been touring for the past two and a half years, but plans to buckle down at the studio to release an EP in fall 2010 or early 2011. Eager for a distribution departure, Odis is contemplating a digital release of the EP to gauge the fans' reaction to the evolved sound. A full album will emerge sometime in 2011.

Odis' electric pop vibe evokes visions of the latest Maroon 5 blended with Prince and Curtis Mayfield. The band describes itself as "rock n' soul" with a "unique, retro rock" twist. "Emily Hopkins

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