Joel Stanton – “Rumble & Take”


The lingering synth tones and up-front vocal presence on Joel Stanton’s new track “Rumble & Take” reminds me of a gentler Future Islands, especially as the moody hook hits around the one-minute mark. The Seattle-based artist also resembles The Pet Shop Boys in his effortless feel, especially as he croons “I get dizzy,” over gently developing synths and lyrics that depict “a story of romance in the impatient sphere of almost-thirty’s nightlife.” The final minute shows some nice variation in its murkier and more mysterious depths. In under four minutes, Stanton shows eclectic charm and electro-pop finesse on new track “Rumble & Take”.

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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