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 climactic, 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.

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