Midnight Garden – “Something Blue”



Whereas Midnight Garden’s excellent single “Down” was a spacey journey that concluded with an assortment of colorful synths that reminded of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star, their new single “Something Blue” is a folk-tinged success. Warbled synths do play a backing role throughout, injecting a modern edge into the nostalgic sound, though it certainly shows stylistic navigation more in the middle ground between electronic atmospherics and a natural twang.

The duo of Nick Donlin and Zach Vouga, based in both Chicago and San Diego, continue to impress with efforts like these. Stream their most recent album, Ruined, below:

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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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