Mangled Jangles – “Cost of Living”


“Cost of Living” is a catchy new track from Los Angeles-based act Mangled Jangles. Playful synth perkiness and suave guitars combine with fluidly melodic vocals for an accessible sound. The synth-laden interlude around 02:26 provides effective variation, retaining the preceding verses’ playfulness while expanding a bit. “Cost of Living” is the type of track that comes across as quaintly effective pop upon first listen, though then sticks in your head for days after. Mangled Jangles show a knack for this throughout the tracks on their Soundcloud, so I’m anticipating more goodness coming from them soon.

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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