Hunter Ellis – “Be There Now”


The engrossing “Be There Now” is a new track from Hunter Ellis, who creates from his small studio in Northern California. Flickering guitar twangs unfold enjoyably into a stirring sound with rhythmic invigoration and hypnotic vocal cues. Many of Ellis’ songs are instrumental, though “Be There Now” touts a powerful vocal presence, especially upon emotive swelling, like around 03:30. The track’s post-rock influence is sturdy throughout, with a brisk rhythm section converging with slide and electric guitar work. “Be There Now” touts strong production and ever-shifting rock-based textures that reward upon each listen.

The track comes via the Face Tapes EP, released on Earth Libraries earlier this month.

Stream the EP in full below:

“Be There Now” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ 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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