Penny Diving – “Nineteen”


Releasing ahead of Penny Diving’s full-length on 2/7, “Nineteen” shows the Montreal-based band’s delightful rock sound. The track’s guitar tones are jangly and nostalgic, the initial guitar lines reminding fondly of Pulp (especially with the key backing). The “I was in deep,” hook at the one-minute mark is followed by a catchy guitar line with vibes reminiscent of The Pixies. Essentially, there’s a lovable ’90s nostalgia component here, infused with a modern shine propelled by cool, melodic vocals. “Nineteen” certainly has me excited for Penny Diving’s forthcoming album on 2/7.

The band writes: “This song is about living in a teenage bubble of delusional pursuits and having tunnel vision about pursuing a career in music. A pipe dream with the best of intentions, but that can also turn out to be detrimental to growth.”

“Nineteen” 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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