Jack Boyd – “Rodeo”


“Rodeo” is the opening track off the Fever EP, from Jack Boyd. Here, the Austin, TX-based artist incorporates a fleeting guitar-based undercurrent alongside lo-fi percussion and spacey synths — making for an aesthetic that recalls a more lo-fi, synth-inclined vein of Kurt Vile or War on Drugs. The synths assert more dominance in the conclusion, where the lushly engaging atmosphere really shines. Other EP highlights include the jangle-pop of “Quicksand” and the lovely self-titled track, exuding a post-punk and dream-pop allure reminiscent of Wild Nothing.

Stream this recommended EP in full below:

“Rodeo” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 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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