Posted February 20, 2006 by Mike Mineo in Features


Consider this the first actual post. While understandably, a lot of blogs are doing such downloads – none are the same. Enjoy! the format is rather straightforward. Any questions about the blog should be answered in the “about” page on the top navigational bar. Expect more content (reviews and such) very shortly. Let’s get to it.

Parks And Recreation – The Perfect Love


Due our technology-based MySpace generation, songs about internet romance might not catch someone’s eye as often as it would about ten years. Though the lyrical standpoint may seem all too common these days, Parks And Recreation’s song about cyber love still stands out, taking clear and much appreciated influence from The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, not to mention the orchestral backdrop as well. This is certainly a band to look out for.
Also: Maybe The Moon Knows Something


Danielson – Time That Bald Sexton

I’d suggest everyone to throw out any absurd ‘religious’ tags if that’s your reason for not listening to Danielson. And no, that popular picture of him playing guitar in a tree outfit doesn’t mean he’s a children’s folk art. So who is Daniel Smith? Also known as Danielson Famile and Brother Danielson from the New Jersey suburbs, Smith is one of the unique and brilliant songwriters to rise out of music recently. This song sums up Danielson perfectly: catchy, addictive, and creative.


Calexico – Luckey Dime


An extremely pleasent band releases another album this year. Often fusing jazz and country into wonderful arrangements create a collectively neat sound, that is displayed in songs such as ‘Luckey Dime’. Releasing an album later this year, one should not be surprised if it recieves acclaim, and properly so.
Also: Sunken Waltz


Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].