Tiny Dolphin – “Calm For Color”


“Calm For Color” is a successful new track from Tiny Dolphin, an artist from Austin, Texas. Stylistically, the track sits somewhere between The National’s morose rock retrospection and Andrew Bird’s stirring folk leanings. The vocals are vibrant from the get-go, showing a commendable range and delivery between folk-laden brooding and higher-pitched exhilaration. The guitars are a prominent force, though certainly take a backseat during specific vocal hooks and the numerous times that a buzzing synth lead takes over, particularly during the final moments. “Calm For Color” is a well-produced, nicely melodic effort from one of Austin’s many rising acts.

“Calm For Color” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ 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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