Obscure Sound blog

  1. Dot.s’ “Evil Lines” is a super catchy track that rides on glistening synths and infectious vocal harmonies, with climatic orchestral whirring adding to the gripping sound. “Evil Lines” comes via the forthcoming and third LP, Long for this World, from the Atlanta-based five-piece. Dot.s’ aim for “percussive, synth-heavy, dance music” with ample hooky appeal hits […]

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  2. “Why You’re Tired” is an immersive effort from rising Manchester quartet Plato, who channel a very Radiohead-esque sound here — from the escalating guitar tones and expansive rhythm section to the strikingly impassioned, space-enveloping vocals. Following debut single “Blindfold,” “Why You’re Tired” shows the band’s more ambitious side; tranquil guitars and tender vocals start, with […]

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  3. The serene, spacious “But I Don’t Know” is a new track from Mathias Hammerstrøm, a singer and electronic composer from Denmark. Stylistically reminiscent of James Blake’s most contemplative efforts, the atmospheric track stirs the soul, with a touching and vulnerable vocal lead providing a light over the fog of reverbed, paced percussion, nocturnal bass ruminations, […]

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  4. Outside the Dream by No Man's Valley Norwegian five-piece No Man’s Valley showcase their atmospheric rock sound on “Into the Blue,” the second single from their new album Outside the Dream. They describe this consuming effort as ” psychblues optima forma in the vein of bands like Jonathan Wilson, Tame Impala, and Pink Floyd.” The […]

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  5. Here We Are by Red Cabin Red Cabin is back with another addictive slice of hooky power-pop, though with more of a rock-leaning tilt than usual. The project of Long Island-based Jonathan Foster, who has impressed in the past with tracks like “Right This Way” and “Willow Tree,” Red Cabin shows one of their liveliest […]

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