Sicayda – “Go On”


“Go On” is the gorgeously layered opener on Sown, the debut EP from rising Toronto act Sicayda. The band deals in an enjoyably chaotic mixture of shoegaze and alternative, with tracks often featuring enveloping layers of guitar amidst soaring, shimmering vocals. Sicayda were motivated to open the EP with an “epic” track, and this nearly 5-minute track certainly accomplishes that. The climactic guitars and clanging vocals sound like an amped-up Sigur Rós at points in the intro. The “wish things were simple again,” turn around 01:15 exudes a ’90s alt-rock nostalgia. Overall, “Go On” is a very stellar track to open a strongly recommended EP.

“Go On” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie 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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