Orlon Gunner – “Mind Out the Window”


Orlon Gunner first caught my ear in 2017, with a self-titled EP touting a suave rock approach that resembled parts Cass McCombs and parts Nick Cave. The project of Canadian artist R.B. Armieri, Orlon Gunner recently released the track “Mind Out the Window.” Recorded in DIY fashion in Armieri’s basement, with the garage being utilized as an echo chamber, “Mind Out the Window” is a murky rocker that consumes. Suave vocals lead to a catching hook just past the 30-second mark — “midnight to dawn,” — as the vocals assume a haunting, multi-layered delivery. Escalating percussion passes the first-minute mark, with the “late night, stay at home,” line coinciding with an effective rock sound fit for midnight haunts — with reverbed vocals and thickly reverberating guitar leading the way. Hopefully this is the first of several track releases for Orlon Gunner this year.

“Mind Out the Window”” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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