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Archive for July 21st, 2018
 
 
 
Playlists
 

Obscure Sound: Best of January 2018

Above are the most memorable tracks featured throughout January 2018, streaming on both Spotify and Soundcloud. Some tracks may be missing from the Spotify playlist, since not every submitted track is available there (unlike So...
 
Pop
 

Sean McVerry – “Red Light”

The second single off of Sean McVerry’s forthcoming EP Private Lives (releasing 4/20), “Red Light” is a very catchy success from the Brooklyn-based artist and producer. His vocals are quaintly effective, fit f...

 
Pop
 

Gabe Fleck – “Colder Shoulders”

Gabe Fleck is a singer/songwriter from Portland, OR, who aptly describes his sound as “if MGMT stumbled into a night club, developed a gnarly falsetto and decided to make an album at said club.” His new single ̶...
 
Electronic
 

Auld – “Bugs In My Gut”

Based in North West London, Auld crafts electronic-minded pop in a brooding, alternative vein. Growing up influenced by the likes of Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Tom Waits, and Michael Stipe (and now finding admiration in ’...

 
Pop
 

Mad Mask – “Taffy”

A captivating track off Mad Mask’s forthcoming Alter Ego Mixtape, releasing in May, “Taffy” is an impressive showing that builds from straightforward bounciness to commendable synth-led atmospheric expansion. ...
 
Electronic
 

Giddeon Gallows – “Foxglove”

Baltimore-based producer and rapper Drew Scott produces consuming bedroom-pop under the name Giddeon Gallows, channeling the artist’s eclectic stylistic reach — ranging from the hip-hop feel of the vocals and rhythm...

 
Rock
 

Good Problems – “Curio”

With a lyrical focus on “the ever-expanding technological world and how it brings us together and apart,” “Curio” – a new track from Liverpool rockers Good Problems – is a consuming gem that ...
 
Folk
 

Luke Janela – “Dweller”

Los Angeles-based Luke Janela uses his talents as a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and classically trained cellist to result in a deeply resonating sound throughout his new album DEEP ARCHER, which concludes with the haunting...

 
Electronic
 

Ryan Summers – “Nightshift”

Continuing the atmospheric and ambient direction shown on last year’s F51.01, Ryan Summers achieves even greater success in the style with a collection of minimalist sound and noise on new album ii. Showing “pensive...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Guillotine Sunbeam – “Bars Beneath Your Skin”

Yoni Collier heads the project Guillotine Sunbeam, whose shoegaze, dream-pop, and dark alt-rock tendencies are apparent early on in new track “Bars Beneath Your Skin”, an accomplished piece of songwriting with eclec...