Chris Kunkel – “Mistaken for Entirely Dead”


The closing track off Chris Kunkel‘s new album Waiting to Die, “Mistaken for Entirely Dead” shows a brooding folk sound led by murky guitars and forlorn vocals. The lead sounds aptly weary amidst the slight key-laden backing and acoustical hypnotic glow. Aesthetically, there’s a fond likeness to Red House Painters. “Mistaken for Entirely Dead” captivates with its grunge-tinged vein of folk, certainly — with the haunting textural introduction around 02:25 also standing out in terms of production. The release shows stellar songwriting from the Asbury Park, NJ-based artist.

Stream Waiting to Die in full below:

“Mistaken for Entirely Dead” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 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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1 Comment

  1. I might be a bit biased but this album is really good! I like mellow and slightly depressing. Must be in the genes.

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