CHOO CHOO – “Pulaski Song”


A winning debut single from Brookyln-based rockers CHOO CHOO, “Pulaski Song” alternates between twangy quaintness and fervent rock expansion. Singer and guitarist Erica Enriquez captivates throughout, both with varied guitar tones and sweltering vocal emotion. Drummer Isaiah Hazzard and bassist Conner Duke comprise a satiating rhythm section, with all forces converging delightfully amidst light key flourishes in the closing moments. “Pulaski Song” has me anticipating what’s next from CHOO CHOO.

The band write:

“‘Pulaski Song’ is a rumination on the betweenness of getting from one place to another, and accepting the consequences of what’s on the path ahead. It takes the perspective of watching my laundry spin around in the washing machine, and feeling envious of their unity and purpose, but also coming to terms with the impermanence of preparation. Because no matter how hard you try, you’re still just gonna have sweaty armpits.”


“Pulaski Song” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 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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