Modesta – “Opus”


Modesta are an indie-rock duo from Boston, crafting a hypnotic and gripping sound on the track “Opus,” the opener on Modesta’s new 4-track EP, Ode to the Peculiar. Modern rock sensibilities combine with ’60s psych-friendly influence, with wordless backing vocal croons and a hypnotic guitar melody impressing between the vocal leads. Aesthetically, I’m fondly reminded of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tame Impala. The duo of Arjun Viswanathan and Kostas Papadopoulos impress with a dazed, chilled-out rock sound that succeeds in its aesthetic and melodic allure.

Stream Ode to the Peculiar on Spotify.

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

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