Obscure Sound: Best of January 2009



This month’s compilation actually serves as a fusion of December and January. My primary focus in December was the Best Albums of 2008 feature, so there were not enough featured artists to suffice for an entire compilation. With that being said, the interval of time between the last feature of December and first feature of January allowed me to efficiently find some fantastic new artists. Whether you fancy icy electro-pop, bluesy indie-rock, or Japanese post-rock, there should be something for everyone in here. Stylistic variety has always been an aspect of music that I have striven to feature, and I am happy to say that this compilation is indicative of that.

01. Fever Ray – Now’s the Only Time I Know (post)
02. Andre Ethier – Easiest Game (post)
03. Here We Go Magic – Fangela (post)
04. Marissa Nadler – Mary Comes Alive (post)
05. J. Tillman – Steel on Steel (post)
06. Timber Timbre – Lay Down in the Tall Grass (post)
07. Ball of Flame Shoot Fire – Mugs (post)
08. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Indiana (post)
09. Music Go Music – Light of Love (post)
10. Dan Auerbach – When the Night Comes (post)
11. The High Dials – My Heart Is Pinned to Your Heart (post)
12. Future Clouds and Radar – Feet on Grass (post)
13. 4 Bonjour’s Parties – Satellite (post)
14. The Western States Motel – Oh World (post)
15. Dreamend – If Only for a Day (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. Thanx for the very nice compilation and especialy for ability to download all that briliant tracks!!!

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