Drowning Effect – “Bright Lights”


A fervent rocker from Bay Area act Drowning Effect, “Bright Lights” opens the band’s latest album, Techniculture. The band takes inspiration from both ’70s psych-rock and ’90s alternative, evident on “Bright Lights” and its development from sludgy guitars into a feedback-friendly mid-section that oozes psychedelic charm. The trio of James Spadaro, Thad Baker, and Mark Loftin flaunt a sound that many rock fans will dig deeply into, filled with both jam-friendly guitar textures (like the track’s conclusion) and vocal-fronted hookiness. Techniculture is a recommended listen; stream it in full below:

“Bright Lights” and other memorable tracks from July 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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