With a consuming quality throughout, “Sacred Plums” builds from contemplative, reflective rock into dramatic guitar tones and escalating vocals. The latest track from New Haven, CT-based band Sargasso, “Sacred Plums” shows a strong sound with shoegaze and garage-rock components. The somber bridge at the two-minute mark, “keep you in the liquor cabinet for nights when I need some sadness,” provides a fitting reprieve before the aforementioned dramatic guitar tones and escalating vocals. “Sacred Plums” marks the band’s second single this year, following “Baianas,” which “was inspired by the rhythms of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.” Both firmly show Sargasso as an act to follow.
“Sacred Plums” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.