Obscure Sound blog

  1. “Look Up, Paradise” is a gorgeous, sample-laden effort from London-based Channel Swimmer, whose music video was culled from Miami tourism promos from the ’80s and ’90s, to mesh with the sun-tinged nostalgia of the track itself. A hypnotic, hazy beat surrounds mellow vocals, with flourishes of saxophones adding perfectly to the synth-laden twinkling effervescence that […]

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  2. “I’ll Stick With You” is a great showing of the atmospheric power conveyed by Last Days of Elvis, a project originally formed in Glasgow, Scotland by Andrew Stark and Seán Gallen, who bonded over their love of artists such as Arthur Russell and Nick Cave. The project became whole when they relocated to Berlin and […]

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  3. Radio Macbeth are a lo-fi indie-pop/rock act hailing from Oregon, whose new track “Vapor Trails” is via their new album Bubblegum Wasteland, releasing September 1st. They appropriately describe this one as “an upbeat surf rock track infused with glitch textures/rhythms.” Natural guitar progressions, both of the acoustical and twangy electrical variety, are apparent in the […]

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  4. Noisywaters are a duo based out of Bellingham, Washington, comprised of harpist Will Barrett and Benza Maman on vocals and keys. They merge infectious trap beats with dream-pop, with the harp element adding to the idiosyncratic mixture even more. The hook, with its exotic lead melody and suave vocals, casts a tropical and effervescent feel […]

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  5. “Hello” is the impressive debut single from The Max Tribe, a group that formed in 2013 when Nashville native Austin Max (guitars/vocals) united with Austrian-born Conner Kessler (drums) at Berklee College of Music. Max and Kessler linked up with Noah Lubert (keys/vocals) and Rafael Minerbo (bass) in 2016. Now, with the group fully formed, they […]

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