Roja – “Company”


Roja impressed earlier this year with the track “The Evil Stands High“,¬†which featured menacing guitar distortion and blaring brass from the Liverpool-based indie-mariachi group. They recalled cinematic-minded composers like Scott Walker and Ennio Morricone then, with that gripping sound continuing on the track “Company”, which features the lyric “when you’re hiding in good company, the lesson is all that you deserve.” Alluring brass and mariachi-fixed instrumental assortments again result in a well-produced, powerful sound, punctuated by the suave distortion at the two-minute mark, which would fit nicely in a Tarantino ode to the past.

The track’s double-single also includes a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”:

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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