Obscure Sound blog

  1. A funky bass line, aquatic synth glistens, and melodic vocal lead launch the successful “End of the World,” a track released today from SAVI MINDS, the project of songwriter/producer Mikale D’Andrea. The New Jersey native, now located in Los Angeles, shows ample production and songwriting talents here. Lush, hypnotic verses flow with eloquence, with the […]

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  2. “We Disappeared” is a gem of a psych-folk track from Human Barbie, a project formed in 2018 by Los Angeles-based songwriter Christopher Leopold. Aesthetically reminiscent of The Shins and The Kinks, and specifically the ability to craft hypnotic and hazy pop hooks within a folk-minded psychedelic soundscape, the track consumes easily. The “and we both […]

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  3. Releasing this week, “Apparitions” is a melodic track from Toy Cities’ forthcoming EP Digital Waves. The Brooklyn act blend a love for post-punk, new wave, and jangle-pop of the ’80s and ’90s. “Apparitions” recalls acts like New Order, as a result — with buzzing synths and clanging guitars combining with melodic, fairly nonchalant vocals for […]

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  4. A catchy pop track with samba influence, “Honey.” is a recent release from Louisville-based artist Casey Powell. Powell is joined by vocalist Zlynn Harris, who adds a fantastic dimension to the track; the duet plays beautifully, with the interactions and melodic contrasts working seamlessly. The string-laden guitar twangs around 01:35 also entrance. The subdued “right […]

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  5. Future Silence by Future Silence Future Silence are a newly formed band from Chicago, whose self-titled EP spans from fuzzy melodic rock of first single “Kansas Plains” to nocturnal, hazy atmospherics (“The Near Miss”). The EP released September 13th via Australian label Half a Cow (owned by former Lemonheads’ Nic Dalton), recorded with Balthazar de […]

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