Obscure Sound blog

  1. The gorgeous “Heart Sways” is a new track from Prudence, the project of Australian musician and multi-instrumentalist Tom Crandles. Previously impressing with the Major Tom EP last year, “Heart Sways” suggests another productive year is in store for Crandles. Swirling keys and jangly guitars assemble a fully engrossing intro, with murky vocals pleasantly leading to […]

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  2. Here's Wishing! by Marsupial Lion “Here’s Wishing!” is a melodically gripping track from Marsupial Lion, touting a guitar-accompanied electro-pop sound. An assortment of buzzing guitar distortion and ’80s-friendly leads mesh with New Wave synth tones, resulting in a riveting sound. The bridge at 00:42 shows a spacey synth pad alongside yearning vocals, gearing up for […]

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  3. “Tough Love” shows a beautiful folk sound fit for sunshine. A single from David James Allen’s new album Radiations, “Tough Love” is described by the Ontario-based artist as “about facing obstacles in relationships that challenge us to acknowledge who we are.” The twangy exuberance at 02:39 plays with grinning satiation, following a well-constructed series of […]

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  4. First catching my ear with the track “Thanks” last summer, Utah-based act Indigo Waves return with another dose of atmospheric, melodic dream-pop goodness. Per the band, “Virtual Vacation” takes inspiration from “the tropical beach green screen effect on zoom.” Evolving quickly from slow-burning chillwave-friendly beginnings into synth-laden pop with vocal yearning, “Virtual Vacation” sports soulful […]

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  5. “Living Fossils” is a newly released track from Blurred Mirror, the Amsterdam-based project of Adrián Schäfer. Dreamy, seductive synths and tender guitars build to a chilled-out vocal presence to start, evolving with guitars that glisten and soar. Blurred Mirror notes influences like Skinshape and Dayglow, aesthetically, while also remarking that they wrote the track after […]

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