Sour Widows – “Tommy”


“Tommy” is the debut single from Bay Area rockers Sour Widows. Comprised of longtime friends Maia Sinaiko, Susanna Thomson, and Max Edelman, Sour Widows cite alt-rock influences such as Big Thief, Pile, Duster, Angel Olsen, and Forth Wanderers. Such is evident on the impressive “Tommy,” which builds from nonchalant garage-rock into an escalating, melodic fervor. The track’s four minutes do well in showing the band’s songwriting strengths, particularly the ability to develop a rockin’ track with enjoyable melodic and structural variety. I’m looking forward to the band’s next single “Pilot Light,” out on 9/13, in addition to a self-titled debut EP later this year.

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