Obscure Sound blog

  1. The Lylacs thoroughly impress with their new EP, A New Age. A dreamy rock sound encompasses much of the release, with only “Echo Valley” veering into distorted alt-rock, for a nice change of pace. Opener “Imitation of Love” traverses on perky guitars and suave vocals to start. Rhythm guitars add a nice warmness past the […]

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  2. The lushly melodic “Trusty Shoes” comes via Droolfox, a duo from Bangalore, India. Spacey synths, a hypnotic bass, and light smatterings of guitar establish an entrancing soundscape to start. Serene vocals then enter alongside glistening keys and soft guitars. 01:12 sees another convergence of synths, guitars, and rhythms, this time with a tender vocal presence. […]

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  3. Chicago-based six-piece Perfect Blue impressed with the dreamy “Wicked” last July. New track “Guilty” shows a darker, more energetic spectrum — unleashing a gripping vein of dark alternative-rock. Just after the one-minute mark, a striking vocal escalation begins with hauntingly climatic lyrics – “waiting for a ghost to reappear,” – playing with passion alongside the […]

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  4. Hazy psych-pop gem “Sucralose” is the newly released single from Mother Sun, a band Based in Kamloops, British Columbia. Quaint keys and vocals lead initially, with gradual expansion as the one-minute mark approaches. This particular build-up, with its lo-fi vocal appeal and melodic hypnotic allure, reminds fondly of early Ariel Pink. 02:06 sees a transition […]

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  5. “Workin’ Me” is the latest track from Austin-based rockers Mopac, previously featured with their Kayfabe LP in 2017. Chugging guitar twangs and suavely confident vocals drive toward a rousing build-up around the one-minute mark, culminating in a pleasant hook. Three minutes in, a fluttering array of jangly guitars assemble for a gorgeous bridge, then traversing […]

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