Jane Astronaut – “Bugs”


“Bugs” is a soaring success from Jane Astronaut, the project of songwriter Billy Azurdia. The Inglewood-based artist shows a stirring sound with commendable tonal shifts, from spacious synth-laden moments to roaring guitar bursts. The prickly synth backing lends to a psych-friendly, hypnotic feeling throughout, added nicely by an eclectic range of guitars, such as the rising force around 01:30. The track was recorded partially in Azurdia’s childhood bedroom and partially at a warehouse in Long Beach, CA. The aesthetic and melodic components are strong throughout.

Azurdia describes the track as a “the culmination of emotions from an intense period in my life. ‘Bugs’ is a dark night of the soul translated into tones and words.”

“Bugs” 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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