Obscure Sound: Best of October 2008


Like many college students in October, this past month – for me – has been the busiest of the year in terms of workload. As a result, I find myself being extremely grateful for how easy it was to discover such a great variety of bands in the past month. I constantly have material that is waiting to be considered for a feature, but I often have to wade through it a bit to find something that piques my interest significantly before I get to a few select choices that I feel will contribute nicely to the site. As evidenced by the quality of October’s compilation, I am very proud of the groups featured here, many of which I just stumbled upon by chance. A lot of great stuff is in this collection, whether it came from Norway, France, Montreal, or Brooklyn. With that being said, I hope you enjoy it.

01. Little Joy – The Next Time Around (post)
02. Love Is All – A More Uncertain Future (post)
03. Malajube – Pâte Filo (post)
04. Jolie Holland – Mexico City (post)
05. Peter Broderick – Below It (post)
06. Begushkin – Murderer (post)
07. Katzenjammer – Tea with Cinnamon (post)
08. Rockettothesky – Grizzly Man (post)
09. {{{Sunset}}} – Zombies (post)
10. Helios – Hope Valley Hill (post)
11. Peter Moore – Sister Sunshine (post)
12. Winter Gloves – I Can’t Tell You (post)


Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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  1. I have just found your site from some random rebound and it is indeed serendipity. Closer to 50 than I want to be, I have been feeling artistically stale for some time. Through your reviews and comments, and the chance to listen to the sample tracks, I can already feel some blood seeping back into those parts of the brain that store what is left of my appreciation of music and performance.
    From this month’s selection, I especially enjoyed Helio’s music, which I found slightly reminiscent of Sigur Ros. Also, as you hinted in your review, I found the Katzenjammer sound intriguing and highly entertaining.
    I enjoy your writing style, and find your site very easy to navigate. I look forward to coming back again soon. Thank you.

  2. I just have to thank you for this one as I love to discover new bands.
    Your Blog really hits the spot!

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