The Retrospecter – “Dismantled”


“Dismantled” is a riveting track from The Retrospecter, the project of Cody Harris. Synth flashes and a chugging bass line accompany suave vocals to start. An infectious chorus follows, with guitars and synths intermingling among catching vocals — “control yourself,” — that resemble a cross of Franz Ferdinand and Electric Six. The production throughout is excellent, projecting momentum in the verses and following with a hook that satiates considerably. The bass line becomes easily stuck in my head from the get-go, steadily accompanied by delightful synths, guitars, and vocal hooks. “Dismantled” is a delightfully fun success from The Retrospecter.

“Dismantled” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

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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