Ithaca Bottom Boys – “Winter Biking”


Ithaca Bottom Boys’ newly released, self-titled LP showcases a fun act with eclectic stylistic appeal — an aspect characteristic in the progression within “Winter Biking”. The first half or so grows from more traditional folk into a melded vein of rock, with hints of country and bluegrass. The two-minute mark introduces a psych-friendly transition, one that showcases a brief murkiness that compares favorably to the transitioning on Brian Wilson’s SMiLE. Other tracks on the album succeed as well — “Baby” is a crooning rocker that also showcases a serene transition mid-way through, while “Salvia Apple” is an entertaining journey through various tempos and feels.

Stream the album in full below:

“Winter Biking” 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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