Sam Hoffman – “Glencrest Lane”


The lead single off Sam Hoffman’s debut album Fairweather, “Glencrest Lane” is a consuming example of Hoffman’s strong songwriting and aesthetic, recalling ’60s and ’70s rock/pop while emphasizing a jangly feel. This particular track shows a nod to Teenage Fanclub and Olivia Tremor Control, specifically, serving as “an introspective look back on Hoffman’s formative years growing up in Cincinnati.” Hoffman’s lush vocals weave themselves around a laid-back bass line, occasional psych-friendly piano, and twangy guitars. There’s a lovably nostalgic and familiar tint to this track, while also feeling original in its own right.

Stream the rest of Fairweather below:

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

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

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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