Joyriot – “Neon Crush”

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Joyriot is a rising trio based out of Tucson, Arizona, where they take inspiration from various laid-back contemporary rock influences – like Real Estate and Surfer Blood – alongside more alternative staples like Pavement and The Cure to craft a sound that sounds simultaneously progressive and nostalgic, with new track “Neon Crush” showing that well. Their psych-tinged, slight slacker-ish take on rock seems inspired by the dreamy desert vortex that comprises their hometown, with this track’s twangy guitars meshing nicely over a woodwind-like backing and Max Encinas’s serene vocals and songwriting. As the final minute nicely concluding with a very atmospheric guitar solo, “Neon Crush” shows itself as a success start-to-finish.

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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