Baylies Band – “Librarians of Congress”


“Librarians of Congress” is an engaging new track from Baylies Band, based in Providence, Rhode Island. Quickly paced rhythm guitars complement a vocal presence, which remind fondly of Peter Gabriel in its punchy, melodic pull and overall tone. Spacey keys emerge at various points, serving as a key cog in building to the excellent second half, where strings add to a psych-rock-friendly ambition — especially as the scorching-hot guitars hit around 03:37. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more from Baylies Band, who produce a timeless-sounding vein of rock.

“Librarians of Congress” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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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