Generational Gap – “The Plaza”


“The Plaza” rides on swaying, jangly guitars and a suave vocal croon. Its final minute sees a series of concisely effective guitar solos, jibing seamlessly with the underlying guitar jangle and synth-laden additions. Generational Gap, the California-based project of Simon Welch and Marc McBean, shows commendable mood and a consuming, chilled-out melody on this gem of a track, intertwining aspects of rock, pop, and funk. “This track was the first of many we made as a group. holds a lot of value deep down in our hearts,” they state on the project’s Bandcamp, also suggesting that an EP is on the way soon.

“The Plaza” 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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