Discount Sunset – “Slippery”


“Slippery” is a striking debut from Brooklyn-based artist Discount Sunset, who manages to balance a captivating lushness with guitar-driven hooks that pop. “I don’t wanna make you fall down,” he sings during the chorus, accompanied by gliding guitars inspired by Johnny Marr. Pleasant female vocals join for the second bridge, leading again into the perky chorus, and some dazzlingly atmospheric synth additions in the final minute, which also boasts a successful melodic transition. Discount Sunset describes this engaging track as “sun-bleached homage to the ’80s, about the costs of intimacy in an era of transactional sexual relationships.” This is a supremely impressive debut.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Lush, Suave/Slacker, + Jangle-Rock 2018.

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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