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Archive for June, 2018
 
 
 
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Lukasz Lach – “Don’t Haunt Me”

Lukasz Lach, the frontman of renowned Polish rock group L.Stadt, recently launched a solo project with very considerable promise. The project’s main concept is to cooperate with visual artists, who will work with LachR...
 
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My Friend Samuel – “Our Anthem (Illusions in Iramoo)”

“Our Anthem (Illusions in Iramoo)” is an ode to a lost tribe. With that in mind, the tribal percussion, nature sounds, and pulsating bass throughout the track makes it sound like it was recorded in the middle of a j...

 
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Keith Mead – “She Had”

Keath Mead is a singer/songwriter out of South Carolina who just finished a trip out to Berkeley, California, where he recorded and collaborated with Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi) in his home studio. Bundick’s Anything In Ret...
 
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False Colors – “Operator”

False Colors’ ability to create stunning atmospheres reminiscent of outer space, and the contrasting combination of serenity and anxiety it provokes, reminds me of Fennesz’ work (see: “Pallas Athene“). F...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Souvenir Driver – “All the Patterns”

Portland-based group Souvenir Driver label their sound as “bliss-pop”, a self-professed hybrid of shoegaze, post-punk, new wave, psych, and pretty much whatever else they’re digging at the moment. That philoso...
 
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The Coquettes – “In Other Words”

The Chicago-based duo of Joe Cristo and Rob Volpendesta comprise The Coquettes, a jangly pop group whose hooks and delivery are polished enough to make the self-recorded title irrelevant. On excellent track “In Other Word...

 
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Isaac – “The Unknowns Blues”

Isaac is a rising synth-pop artist with a crisp-clean sound. His new single, “The Unknowns Blues”, appears to be his first major release. Already receiving positive feedback on SoundCloud, “The Unknowns Blues&...
 
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16 Knapper – “Zero Gravity”

16 Knapper’s track “Zero Gravity” is nicely exemplary of the skills presented by the Norwegian instrumental hip-hop/electronic artist and producer, who has dug into music after several years living “the ...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2014

I consider this to be one of the highest-quality compilations released on OS, despite it being less stylistically eclectic than usual. For whatever reason this month, rock dominated. The first eight tracks here are very rock-fo...
 
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Covers – “North Star”

Melbourne rockers Covers impressed last year with the track “The Automation“, which touted an infectious mixture of fuzzy synths, punchy guitars, and whirring keys. A proper comparison then was as if Blonde Redhead&...