Sand Tiger – “Summer Routine”


Pop duo Sand Tiger impress with new track “Summer Routine,” an effort inspired by “childhood summers in Florida, excessive self-reflection, and an obsessive search for novelty.” The project’s effervescent, hook-forward nature reminds fondly of The 1975 — with a melodic vocal likeness to Håkan Hellström. As evident by these comparisons, Sand Tiger show a knack for likable, immediately accessible pop. Bubbly synths and playful vocals charge toward the hook at one minute in, where colorful synths mesh infectiously with escalating, emotive vocals. The lush “train home,” bridge at 01:25 is blissfully interwoven, with the track hitting its melodic stride fully here. “Summer Routine” is a very well-constructed pop effort from Sand Tiger.

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

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