Obscure Sound blog

  1. Downtempo hip-hop act flowstate show a successful new sound on track “tiger blood.” They blend their atmospheric hip-hop appeal with the infectious, drop-laden hooks of electronic music — resulting in a sound they describe as “drop-hop.” The track comes via the Minneapolis-based duo’s forthcoming album of the same name, dropping this Spring. Following successes like […]

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  2. The catchy “Keep Lookin’ Up” melds a spacey feel with pulsing rhythms and synths, fondly reminiscent in aesthetic to Hot Chip’s most infectious efforts. The track comes from The Landing, an artist based out of Brooklyn who’s a classically trained musician and amateur astronomer. That combination certainly makes sense, as there’s a futuristic, spacey feel […]

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  3. Brendon Moon’s debut album, released earlier this month, is a beautifully dreamy showcase of lush vocals, glistening guitars, and melodic songwriting. Moon’s vocals are among the most strikingly unique you’ll hear, melodically blissful in their emotive and androgynous tone. Among the release’s numerous highlights is “Girl,” a culmination of the many things Moon does well. […]

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  4. Plunki crafts electro-pop from Miami, showing an infectiously creative spirit in an aesthetic aptly self-described as “like if Kate Bush and ABBA had a Cuban baby.” New track “Caffeine” captures an energetic electro-pop energy with a touch of somber yearning, like the tendency of an espresso to mask some gloom. “‘Caffeine’s the only thing I […]

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  5. Long Beach five-piece Skin Mag impressed last year with the track “Tonight Show,” touting hypnotic, layered guitar work and a psych-friendly vocal presence. That alluring aesthetic returns on new track “An Exercise in Hindsight,” — released today. Gliding guitars and a faint synth-laden flicker begin the track, as clunkier guitars and a ghostly backing whirring […]

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