Posted January 14, 2021 by Mike Mineo in

Pat Absent – “Nothing”

Reminding me fondly of The Psychedelic Furs, “Nothing” is a track from Richmond, VA-based musician Pat Absent, off the new album Tangible Absence. Weary vocals and jangly guitars craft a climatic, murky feeling to start. Added guitar distortion and muddled vocals thereafter converge with twinkling keys for a wholly effective soundscape, seamlessly traversing into the familiar verses following. “Nothing” is nicely representative of the creative songwriting and stylistic showing throughout the album, ranging from the synth-laden shimmering of “August Weather” to more rock-forward fervor like “Nostalgia.”

Stream Tangible Absence in full below:

“Nothing” and other memorable tracks from December can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 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. Send your music to [email protected].