Obscure Sound blog

  1. Touting consuming production with haunting vocals and echoing, nostalgic guitars, “Bad News” captures a feeling reminiscent of ’90s grunge and alternative. Portland, OR act Soft Cheese kick off their newly released self-titled LP with the track. Lyrical sentiments of bad news and pleas to “please keep your distance,” relay feelings of unrequited love, reverberating aptly […]

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  2. Exuding hypnotic, jangly charm “Telephone (All Alone)” and “Bye the Sea” are captivating new tracks from kazaizen, the project of Jonny Kasai. The Saint Paul, Minnesota-based artist crafts an atmospheric vein of rock, channeling ’60s psychedelia with a modern lo-fi sensibility. The tracks come via self-released album Cyclops Dragon Light Switch. Gentle keys open “Telephone […]

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  3. A psychedelic synth-rock splendor, “Outside Deep Inside Part 2” is a new track from NYC group Lukka. A richly textured, soaring sound provides enjoyment throughout the first half, with psych-friendly synth gliding alongside pleasant vocals. A delectable guitar solo brings the effort to a satiating conclusion. The track comes via the Outside Deep Inside, which […]

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  4. Trudging guitar jangles and a valiant vocal lead ignite Love Crumbs‘ new track “Cavalcades”. While the verses chug along with a meditative calmness, the chorus cathartically erupts like a soaring spring of hope. Conceived while Black Lives Matter protests lined the streets this past summer following George Floyd’s death, the track’s exalting organ adds texturally […]

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  5. “Mirror Man” is a fun track from Scotty Malcolm, a Houston-based artist. The topic of vanity is explored amidst peppy, garage-friendly guitars and wordless backing vocal enthusiasm. The track’s inspiration, whoever that is, should really be nicer to their mother, and everyone else, too. The track itself falls under two minutes yet manages to make […]

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