Grumsling – “Whiskey”


On the stellar track “Whiskey”, Oakland-based indie rockers Grumsling create an airy sound that reminds me fondly of Andrew Bird. In addition to the vocals’ likeness, the track navigates alt-rock/folk territory exceptionally, with an easily comprehensible and somewhat tongue-in-cheek lyrical wit. It’s good example of what the group is offering on their two recent releases: Full Coverage and A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea. A love for various genre – from Modest Mouse’s dexterous art-rock to Pink Floyd psychedelia – makes their releases quite a colorful stylistic journey, though restrained within a nicely accessible brand of alternative and folk-pop. It’s not a big surprise that the group is starting to make waves in the Bay Area.

Stream both releases below:

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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