Obscure Sound blog

  1. The latest track from producer/keyboardist pantology, “Lost Summer” fuses jazz, soul, and downtempo electronica with seamless precision. Funk bass and nocturnal electronic production impress within the consuming arsenal. The Brooklyn-based pantology grew up playing piano — raised by classical musicians — and eventually infused that experience with a love for jazz, soul, and funk. Debut […]

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  2. From Toy Cities’ forthcoming EP of the same name, “Digital Waves” is a rousing electro-pop success that highlights the Brooklyn-based act’s melodic strengths. Infusing a fondness for post-punk with ’90s indie-pop, Toy Cities navigate through hypnotic, suave verses into a chorus that pops with ample replay value. The “caution!” vocal cue just after the two-minute […]

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  3. The vibrant “Dreamers” shows Nashville duo DOUBLECAMP’s impressive grasp of pop hooks and bright production. Aesthetically somewhere between Cut Copy and Hot Chip, “Dreamers” rides on conciely melodic vocals and synth/guitar interplay. A glistening bridge at the two-minute mark shows impressive, soaring vocals that ascend and build beautifully into the track’s conclusion. “Dreamers” is an […]

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  4. “Pines And Evergreens” is a delightful, shimmering rocker from Bristol-based act Alexander Sun. Formed in the winter of 2017, the band’s debut single “You Are Made of Magic” was released this May. They’re playing a series of dates across the UK this summer, with plans to record their debut album this autumn. In regards to […]

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  5. Light & Chemicals by 4Vesta Brooklyn shoegaze band 4Vesta impress with new track “Evening Star,” the first track off their debut EP, Light & Chemicals. Like many shoegaze acts, they are heavily influenced by My Bloody Valentine’s classic Loveless, particularly the heavier shoegaze sound. Unlike many, 4Vesta succeed immensely in churning out a convincing shoegaze-fronted […]

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