Obscure Sound blog

  1. Portland-based rockers Rare Monk go far back on Obscure Sound, with their track “Underground” impressing in 2012 with its stirring string infusions, waves of guitars, and passionate vocals. Presently, they are gearing up to release their debut full-length album A Future in the summer of 2017 — featuring 10 brand new songs recorded in Portland […]

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  2. Emil Lundbak is a singer/guitarist/songwriter from Copenhagen, whose new single “The Lead Song” was released yesterday. Emil’s first release since his debut EP Relentless, “The Lead Song” showcases his atmospheric allure, here presenting a spacious soundscape with twangy guitar grooves and gentle rhythmic movements. He aptly describes the genre as “a place between organic rock […]

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  3. Many fans of vintage power-pop and album-rock found a comforting, familiar appeal on Milwaukee-based project The Pulltops’s previously featured track “Destination“, which celebrated the band’s 15th anniversary with the re-touching mixed by Daniel Waldmann at Silent Underground Studios. Now, the group has a new EP out by the name of By Accident or Design, available on […]

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  4. “Motions” is a just-released track from Shoffy (Alex Shofler), who impressed a few months back with his creative remix of Calvin Harris’ “Slide”. Despite being a cover, that effort showed Shofler’s own melodic and instrumental charm, with original additions including a blues guitar, Wurlitzer, and his own vocals. Suffice to say, anyone who heard that […]

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  5. Following the stunning track “Hide“, REIGHNBEAU –  the Albuquerque-based visual and sound artist Bryce Hample – provides another peek at his forthcoming Hide EP with the gorgeous “I Want Love”. The track is comprised heavily of longtime collaborator Madeline Johnston’s vocal samples,  continuing the texture-heavy evolution of previous efforts though with extra-impressive vocal layering. Johnston’s vocals serve as a […]

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