Obscure Sound blog

  1. The video for Firstworld’s new track “Not Obvious” dropped today, its aesthetic blissfully reflective of the South Florida-based project’s chillwave-friendly aesthetic. Chilled-out vocals, a tight bass line, and nocturnal synths help form this engaging aesthetic, with hooks abound over the blue/purple-tinted visuals. The alias of Kris Alvarez, Firstworld is a South Florida-based artist and producer. […]

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  2. Carter Vail’s “Melatonin” is a gorgeous track whose twinkling hook reminds of being hit by warm sunlight on a wintry day. Suave, subdued verses lead into this blissful chorus, with the escalating bridge at 01:52 excelling at captivating the listener and seamlessly shining a light on Vail’s vocals. Vail, born in a suburb of New […]

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  3. Tell are a new two-piece from Brooklyn, who plan on releasing a 7-song EP in the upcoming months. If new track “Ivory” is any indication, Tell will be rising quickly throughout the Brooklyn scene and beyond. The track showcases a richly reverberating, guitar-led soundscape that reminds of Fleet Foxes, the calming vocals working under twangy […]

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  4. The striking track “Tree of Love” introduced me to Auramancer, a Belgian project from singer/songwriter Blaede that’s influenced by the grunge and alternative scene of the early ’90s. Clear references to bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle or Queens Of The Stone Age are blended with a modern sound and production. Along with […]

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  5. Bucolic is a project fronted by Seth Carpenter, a singer/songwriter hailing from Pitman, New Jersey. Releasing music since 2015 under the Bucolic name, Carpenter is set to release his first LP by the end of the summer. “Unconscious Color” is a very pretty effort, full of hazy, jangly guitars and mellow vocals. The track ascends […]

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