Instant Empire – “Sunday Best”


“Sunday Best” is the striking, opening track off Denver-based Instant Empire’s forthcoming album Last of the Lovers, out on August 8th. Their previously featured track “Slow to Reveal” touted an ’80s-tinged polish, with multiple vocal layers rising in intensity over shimmering guitars fondly reminiscent of Deacon Blue. “Sunday Best” utilizes similar ’80s guitar tones, though touts an anthemic feel more akin to modern indie-rock, with Arcade Fire coming to mind as the various vocal layers intertwine with twinkling keys in the hook. The guitars soar seamlessly alongside buzzing synths and the spacious vocals, making for another memorable track off Last of the Lovers.

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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