Fern Murphy – “Flowerbeds”


Indianapolis trio Fern Murphy impress with a consuming dream-pop sound, reminiscent of Wild Nothing. Their latest track “Flowerbeds” rides on jangly guitars and a patiently developing song structure, depicting the “loss of innocence that is often associated with married life.” Minimal percussion and rising, spacey synths emerge as the four-minute mark approaches, with a warming rhythmic integration shortly thereafter alongside wordless croons. The track emits a magical, ethereal quality throughout — certainly a success from Fern Murphy.

The track comes via the band’s new EP Gringo Love, streaming below:

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Shoegaze / Post-Punk / Dream-Pop.

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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