Vanden Dool – “Rust on the Train Bridge”


“Rust on the Train Bridge” is an engaging, pleasantly evolving track from Canadian act Vanden Dool. Percussive click-clacking and exotic background murmurs form an interesting opening aesthetic. Soaring vocals appear past the one-minute mark, quickly assuming a perkier, pop-forward presence, reminding me quite fondly of the band The New Pornographers, as well as The Arcade Fire. The playful ’80s-friendly percussion around 01:35 onward – “the city bleeds like you,” – is especially catchy. Infectious, shimmering qualities throughout make “Rust on the Train Bridge” a winning release from Vanden Dool.

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“Rust on the Train Bridge” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 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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