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Von Sell – “Hell No”

January 27, 2018

“Hell No” is the first release from Brooklyn-based act Von Sell in over a year, after a forced hiatus due to a vocal cord injury. Previously impressing here with a variety of efforts, Von Sell’s “Hell No...

Indie Rock

California-based rockers Laytcomers impressed last summer with the peppy “Sharpie Head“, with an inventive and enthusiastic approach that reminded me of Supergrass, as well as The Fall (R.I.P. Mark E Smith). The tra...

Post-Punk + Shoegaze

San Francisco-based shoegaze/dreampop act Echodrone formed in 2005 and have been churning out high-quality tunes since, a trend that continues on their sixth full-length release, Past, Preset and Future. As the album’s se...


Sal Dulu – “Tyko”

January 24, 2018

Sal Dulu is a producer/instrumentalist from Dublin, whose third release “Tyko” shows his innate atmospheric tendencies. Starting with an ominously deep synth pad, akin to Twin Peaks, the track gradually features mor...

Indie Pop

Utilizing aspects of psychedelia and dream-pop with atmospheric success, “Little Lola” is a track released this week from Paris-based Levitation Free, the project of Sebastien Jamet. The track soars with an energeti...

Indie Pop

Swedish indie-pop duo DUETS AND STUFF impress on the quaintly catchy “Serve Somebody”, the project’s very promising debut. The duo of Greta and Raimond do great work here, emphasizing that values catchy minima...

Top Albums

Best Albums of 2017: Top Ten

January 19, 2018

Obscure Sound recaps the top ten albums of 2017, completing the top 50 of the year's best.

Indie Pop

“Comet Tails” is a fantastic track, a peppy psych-pop number with rock and electronic flourishes stylistically reminiscent of Blur. It comes courtesy of Filthy Kitsch, a project from Stockholm, Sweden that serves as...