Stray Fossa – “These Days”


The dreamy, jangly “These Days” is the latest success from Stray Fossa, the Charlottesville, VA act that impressed with past tracks “Sleeper Strip” and “Eyze.” Aesthetically recalling a cross between Wild Nothing and Real Estate, “These Days” is the second single off the band’s upcoming release. Per the band, the track “deals with the creeping and healthy disillusionment that should occur as one grows to recognize and encounter their own position of privilege.” All three band members wrote the effort over one afternoon, then sending to Arielle Korman, who added the striking violin, especially prominent during the outro (and recalling Pulp’s string-forward efforts, wonderfully). “These Days” is my favorite release from this rising band yet.

“These Days” 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 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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