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Joshua Worden – “Boundless”

We previously heard from Atlanta-based electro-pop wizard Joshua Worden last year, when his track “Midnight” showed off how Worden’s warmly tranquil vocals and lush R&B-tinged electro-pop arrangements comb...
 
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Gone Quite Mad – “All the Building Blocks”

Brooklyn-based prog-rockers Gone Quite Mad begin their new track “All the Building Blocks” with dexterous guitar licks and a bustling rhythm section touching on jazz and hints of jazz fusion. The vocal incorporation...

 
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Claus Zinger – “I Went Down the Road Today”

I’m not surprised to see that Jerusalem-based singer/songwriter Claus Zinger has a significant Soundcloud following; his talent and songwriting ability is very evident from the get-go. His new track “I Went Down the...
 
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Michael Cullen – “Nothing Special”

Veteran singer-songwriter Michael Cullen was featured back in March with his excellent track “Do You Believe?“, whose strategic meshing of synth-pop and ’80s-flaired alternative reminded me fondly of both Depe...

 
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Canopies – “The Plunderers and the Pillagers”

Canopies have already graced Obscure Sound with outstanding synth-pop three times before — “Rebels” in 2011 and “Miss You Now” + “Getting Older” this year. In both features of the recen...
 
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Blue Plutos – “Want to Want”

NYC/Boston-based group Blue Plutos wowed a few months back with their twangy jangle-pop gem “Shadow Chateau“, one of six tracks off their new album Dennett St.. The release has sounded particularly apt the past week...

 
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The Society Islands – “Archer”

German singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski is The Society Islands, a solo project that successfully touches upon several styles and reference points — from Beach House’s dream-pop to Gorillaz’ elec...
 
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Cold, Cold Heart – “Stand/Still”

New post-rock trio Cold, Cold Heart produce a consistently gorgeous atmosphere throughout their track “Stand/Still”. Gentle guitar twangs and soft aquatic-like trickles comprise the beginning, which flows with a com...