Killed by The Architects – “In Your Hands”


“In Your Hands” is one of several highlights from Killed by The Architectsdebut self-titled album. The Chicago-based artist channels a convincing sound steeped in rock and post-punk, citing influences like DIIV, Interpol, and Joy Division. The project is the alias of Jamie Berkes, born and raised in rural Iowa, moving to Chicago in 1998. “In Your Hands” is enjoyably evident of the moody guitar textures, resembling Interpol, alongside Berkes’ melodically suave vocal presence, reminding of Bradford Cox. “I can see the scorn in your eyes,” Berkes sings during the pulsing chorus, driving to a hypnotic Interpol-esque chorus shortly thereafter. Fans of moody post-punk merging with contemporary rock are likely to enjoy Killed by The Architects’ self-titled debut in full.

“In Your Hands” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 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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