Obscure Sound blog

  1. “Don’t Even Move’ is a melodic, shining rocker from Moon Under Water, the project of Berlin-based British solo artist Michael Bloss, who previously recorded under the alias Grado (featured in 2016). The track comes via the album Between Emergencies, which comprises songs Bloss has written over the past two years. “If Grado was a reflection […]

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  2. “Better for It” is a consuming track from Fish House, a Boston-based band of longtime friends — who made a vow in elementary school to form a band together, and have certainly kept that promise. The trio of Jake Benavidez, Adam Jacey and Kyle Torr-Brown grew up in Mystic, Connecticut. In 2017, they moved into […]

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  3. Mount Sharp formed in 2012, merging the personal and poetic songwriting of Swood (Sarah Wood) with the more noise-friendly, spontaneous tendencies of Bryan Bruchman. Today, the band is joined by drummer Sal Garro and bassist Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt. “Apostate” is Mount Sharp’s latest, the band’s first release since 2014 debut EP Weird Fears. They describe […]

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  4. “Highs and Lows” is a catchy track off Milwaukee act L’Resort’s self-titled debut album, out today. The project impressed with the track “Yeah Everything” last month, and continues to shine melodically here. Aesthetically, there’s a likeness to Camera Obscura and Velvet Underground at various points, with charmingly melodic dual vocal leads and twinkling hooks. Formed […]

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  5. Touting vibes reminiscent of Tom Petty’s trademark twang and The War on Drugs’ moody guitar tones, “I Think We Got It Right” is a track released today from Ben Rice. The Brooklyn-based producer/musician impressed last fall with “Autumn Days,” and again shows a heartfelt vein of rock fit for highway nighttime drives. Rice, who has […]

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