Obscure Sound blog

  1. Released today, “homebody” is a single that integrates a soaring vein of surf and psych-pop, the byproduct of a virtual collaboration between Danke Shane and Sled Ellis. “Sled Ellis (Jack Grabow) and I found each other’s music when we were both featured on the same playlist this summer, and we both connected with each other’s […]

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  2. Tyler Miles, a member of previously featured California-based rockers The Black Suns, produces solo material with a darkly entrancing feel. Completely self-produced and in a “kinda lo-fi electro-psych” vein, the excellent “Think and Spin” is in an Ariel Pink/John Maus vein, with haunting vocal nonchalance navigating across an assortment of slabs of guitar and bouncy […]

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  3. Presently based in Canberra, Australia, Vision Division hearken back to post-punk acts like The Chameleons UK and Echo & the Bunnymen in their nonchalant vocal presence, while channeling a contemporary synth-tinged shine akin to Cut Copy. Their new single “Outside/Tonight” is a great showing, the hypnotic post-punk vocal and rhythmic presence combining with a sweeping […]

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  4. Moondrive by Moondrive Emanuele Cicerchia has been crafting music under the name Moondrive since 2014, producing an eclectic mixture of psych-rock and electronic experimentation. He notes that his music “doesn’t trace clear and sharp guidelines within which to be reclassified, but rather leaves space for something undefined, seeking to create a more profound dialogue that […]

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  5. Split between Madison, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota, quartet Slow Pulp deftly incorporate elements of dream-pop and punk into their sound throughout their recent EP2. Twangy, angular guitar work – reminiscent of Wire – accompanies an enjoyably suave vocal presence, leading to a lamenting “I die alone now” line prior to the one-minute mark that guides […]

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