Breakers – “Figure to Ground”


On their new album Rewrite, Breakers show a hook-y sound influenced by New York indie-rock in the vein of The Strokes, with shades of Interpol’s rhythmic post-punk fervor. “Figure to Ground” is one of the album’s most intriguing efforts, unleashing a thunderous post-punk progression in the bridge that leads to the chorus’ emotive, vocal ferocity. Sandwiched by suave and more Strokes-like verses, the contrast is enjoyable, especially with the bass-led rumblings that occur close to the two-minute mark. The album’s opening, self-titled track is more on the straightforward side, though excels in being a hook-y representation of crisply concise guitars and engaging melodies. This is a solid release from an up-and-coming Charlottesville, VA act.

Stream Rewrite in full below, and on Spotify:

“Figure to Ground” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2018’ Spotify playlist.

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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