The Crystal Casino Band – “Waste My Time”


“Waste My Time” is a stellar single from The Crystal Casino Band, exceling with a spirited rock sound. Sparse guitars and developing vocals build to a consuming “I don’t mind if you waste my time,” lead-in, exuding a sizzling hot hook. The wordless vocal touch thereafter, combining with vibrant guitar lines, reminds fondly of The Pixies. The “waste my time,” hook appears again with added guitar vibrancy the second go-round, with the shimmering, hooky transition at 01:45 glowing with utter delight. A fun guitar solo, in a ’90s power-pop vein, emerges thereafter. “Waste My Time” is a fun, melodic ride from start to finish.

Band description of the track below:

“This slow-burn track provides raw lyrics that allow the listener to imagine themselves in a conflicted friends with benefits relationship, i.e., “Just friends, the friends who undress, the friends with loose ends who kiss your neck.” Rest assured, this track will not waste your time.”

“Waste My Time” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 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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