Vega Maestro – “The Curriculum”


Denver-based rock band Vega Maestro impress with the raucously fun “The Curriculum,” a track off their new album Hello Voyeur. The initial verses are led by concise vocals and quaint distorted guitars. Percussion and vocals become more vibrant as the chorus arrives alongside playful synths, assembling a hook that is parts power-pop, punk, and rock. From here, the track shows the band’s creative psych-friendly spirit in between the re-entries of the aforementioned hook. The second half in particular sees a thunderously enjoyable display of wandering psych-rock guitars, which coalesce cohesively back into the initial chorus’ peppiness.

Recorded in Nashville, TN, “The Curriculum” certainly shows this band as one to keep an ear out for. The track’s samples are from an interview of Ram Dass, conducted by Terence McKenna.

“The Curriculum” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ 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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