Penny Shears – “Tracy Ruth”


“Tracy Ruth” is a new track from Penny Shears, an artist raised in Boise, ID. Throughout the time writing his debut album, Penny Shears has spent time in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Switzerland, and New York. The majority of album tracks were recorded in New York with artist and engineer Sam Owens (Sam Evian). The rest were recorded in Geneva, with Swiss artists Robin Girod and Nelson Schaer, in addition to engineer Yvan Bing.

“Tracy Ruth” shows reason to get excited for this debut, with a confident and melodic sound. Sporadic guitars assume a nonchalant feeling amidst breezy vocals, quickly escalating alongside the title-referencing hook, sporting a backing organ and alluring strings. The “tell me what you see,” twist around 02:20 captivates with a psych-friendly allure. Penny Shears touts a captivating, dreamy sound steeped in a self-reflective grip, reminiscent fondly of Deerhunter.

The track, described as “the personification of truth (T. Ruth),” was mixed by Sam Evian, and mastered by Heba Kadry.

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