Obscure Sound blog

  1. Morning Myth, the project of guitarist Ross King and singer Aimee Herbert-Smith, first impressed in March with the track “Murmur” — touting a captivating, lush sound that sounds weightless and dreamy, with a Mazzy Star-esque allure. Their newest – “Halo” – is even more resonating, a haunting success where Herbert-Smith’s croon builds into a procession […]

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  2. “406” is a haunting new track from Toronto six-piece Century Thief. Twinkling keys and a quick acoustical arpeggio complements an ominous increasing tone, not distant from the aesthetic of Sufjan Stevens. The dual-layered vocal presence emerges close to the one-minute mark, projecting a confident and strong melody that rouses interest. “I can’t stop thinking about […]

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  3. Deep Touch have gripped us with their infectious groove before – particularly with “Are We Live” and “Fake or Real Indifference” – and the new “Are You Carrying The Fire?” continues that lovable trend. Channeling both the funk-tinged and soulful hooks of Childish Gambino and Ariel Pink’s more touched-up efforts, “Are You Carrying The Fire?” […]

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  4. With roots spanning across New Zealand, Turkey and Germany, Paper Thieves are an eclectic five-piece of Berlin residents who just released the second single, “Trouble”, from their upcoming album, out in late 2018. Leah Christensen’s vocals guide a quaint beginning of murky bass and mellow keys, accompanied by male vocals just prior to the one-minute […]

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  5. Baltimore project Quantum Keys produces a jangly vein of psych-rock on blissful new track “I Can Talk With My Hands”, an ideal listen for the start of springtime with its seeming flutter and fantasy-like state. The hypnotic style reminds fondly of Caribou’s brilliant album Andorra, full of enchanting pieces of psychedelic songwriting and production. A […]

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