Obscure Sound blog

  1. After impressing last month with the ethereal and entrancing “Give It Up“, Oakland trio There’s Talk release another memorable gem with the video for “Soundry”. The track is off There’s Talk’s upcoming EP, bathed water moon, out February 23rd. The video is hypnotic, psychedelic, and nocturnal, with apt imagery for the track’s lush flow and […]

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  2. On Rafael Vigilantics’ just-released single “Exit Here”, eerie guitar tones do great to establish a captivating soundscape in the first minute, with a smooth and precise vocal delivery that reminds of Aesop Rock. The “two shots down” bridge journeys cohesively into a hook-y chorus. A brass-laden bridge emerges thereafter, adding some effectivelate-night vibes. Overall, this […]

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  3. “Liar” is the third single from Andro, an artist originally from Liverpool and based in London. “I wrote Liar, totally premeditating a bond I knew would fail, and I was also grieving,” he explains. “It echoes the period when you’re yearning for nothing but intimacy and you feel you’ve been ladened with a lie after […]

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  4. Hank Midnight, the alias of NYC singer/songwriter Hank Mittnacht, impresses mightily on new track “Radio Love” — where entrancing vocals guide a twangy guitar and dancing woodwinds that would make Van Morrison proud, courtesy of Jiwe Damudillard, who you can find performing flutes and saxophones in Prospect Park (Brooklyn) on warm summer days. Hank’s cousin, […]

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  5. Portland trio Maxwell Cabana impressed last month with the striking track “Texas”, showcasing an array of strings and brass within a soulful, melodically contagious sound. Released today, “Welcome 2 (The Beginning of the Rest of Your Night)” is another memorable cut from the group, off their forthcoming EP Nothing Changed, which “combines the group’s love […]

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