Cleveland-based band Small Wood House have built a sturdy reputation via acclaimed live performances, opening for acts such as Mitski, Colleen Green, and (Sandy) Alex G. They put out their debut full-length, Runner, on December 6th — and certainly the band’s live-based potential comes to full fruition here. Runner shows a creative frenzy of dreamy pop and psych-friendly rock sounds. Among the highlights is “T.V.,” where stirring vocals intermingle with playful keys and consuming guitar textures — an aesthetic reminder of Sunset Rubdown and Spencer Krug. “T.V.” is a mesmerizing success, alongside other gems like the murky organ-laden success “Familiar Hollow” and jangly guitar-based track “Sleeper.” Runner is among the most creative debuts of 2019.
Stream this superb album in full below:
“T.V.” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2019’ Spotify playlist.