Premiere: Valaska – “New York Stories”


The first single from Valaska’s upcoming album Loverbird, out in May, “New York Stories” expands into twangy beauty, complete with heart-tugging strings and yearning guitars. The Chicago-based act show a gripping sound throughout. Quaint, acoustical beginnings suggest a sound in the vein of Bright Eyes. The 30-second mark brings forth the twangy guitars and well-paced rhythm section. Strings emerge shortly thereafter with a melodically endearing quality, as the track never lets go from there. It’s a pleasure to premiere “New York Stories,” and I’m certainly anticipating the release of Loverbird in May.

“New York Stories” 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 Folk.

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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