Rebecca Schiffman – “Nico”

“Nico” is an excellent track from emerging Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Schiffman. The shuffling percussion, gentle piano, and hazy organ comprise a very engaging arsenal, in addition to the very endearing vocals, quaint and never overpowering but thoroughly engaging just the same. The “and dream” bit at 01:50 – accompanied with the added layer of backing vocal grandiosity – is a very well-executed hook, as is the “Nico” repetition around 02:10. The feel and witty, narrative structure reminds me of a female version of Jens Lekman — extremely high praise.

Check out her two releases thus far on Bandcamp.

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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