Obscure Sound blog

  1. The gorgeous “Appel d’air” is one of the most entrancing tracks I’ve heard this year. The Paris-based group Pâle Regard impresses strongly, sounding like the French version of TOPS here. A dreamy assortment of psych-friendly guitars and nocturnal synths converge over the delicately engaging vocals. The guitars slow down just after the one-minute mark, just […]

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  2. Sessue is a producer/artist from the Bay Area, impressing with the melodic “Magic For Monkeys.” The beginnings tout a nonchalant, jangle-rock yearning in the Mac DeMarco vein. An ensuing chorus reflects a more twinkling, melodic vein of rock. Heady, psych-rock guitars emerge around 03:40, with the track closing out here with a heavier rock allure. […]

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  3. “Tropical” is the impressive debut single from Vulve Velue. The Toronto-based artist integrates both higher-pitched, soulful vocal emotion and more lower-toned nonchalance, the latter present during the “two steps forward,” vocal hook. Twinkling keys and catchy guitar swipes complement the sharp vocals, with evident R&B touching stones surrounding an accessible pop outline. 02:22 represents an […]

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  4. Starting with a lush, dreamy allure and finishing with psych-funk invigoration, “Mobile Phone” is a captivating new track from Moreish Idols. The band — originally formed in Falmouth, Cornwall — is comprised of bass player Caspar Swindells, singer and guitarist Jude Lilley, saxophonist Dylan Humphreys, drummer Sol Lamey ,and Synth player Tom Wilson Kellett. The […]

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  5. The newly released “Cigarette Hills” is a rousing success from San Diego act The Strawberry Moons. An initial arsenal of playful organs and escalating vocals becomes accompanied by sweltering guitars past the one-minute mark. The organ/guitar interplay thereafter is engaging alongside the vocal presence, which impresses with the “soul” enunciation leading into the thunderous guitars […]

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