Caved Mountains – “Soft White Lights”


Suave rocker “Soft White Lights” is a quality showing from Dallas-based band Caved Mountains. Following up 2018 EP A Slow Decline, “Soft White Lights” exudes a retrospective rock vibe fondly reminiscent of Pavement’s “Range Life.” Certain moments, like the guitar entry at the one-minute mark and “it’s all wrong,” vocal push at 02:05, stand out notably. As a whole, “Soft White Lights” shows an alt-rock sound that’s comfortingly familiar without being too repetitious, especially upon the thunderously delightful bridge at 02:40.

The band writes: “The song is about a man being chased by death. The video is inspired by the juxtaposition of fun laughter and creepiness. Think Tim and Eric meets David Lynch. I hope you enjoy the experience!”

“Soft White Lights” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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