Hotspit – “Epitaph” + “CC”


Crafting an unfolding sound with dreamy rock and folk elements, Hotspit are a band from Richmond, Virginia. Their new EP, CC, consumes with an assortment of strong songwriting, led by hypnotic vocal work and textured guitars. “Epitaph” begins with tranquil guitar strums and gently chiming keys, twinkling with atmospheric delight. “I can hear you,” the vocals let out as the two-minute mark approaches, the lush guitars crawling forward with elegance. The eventual build to thunderous guitar distortion, in the track’s second half, is a satisfying all-around payoff. Also impressing is the EP’s self-titled track, its chilly guitar movements and ghostly vocals concocting a Lynchian vibe, before launching into an anthemic, riveting second half. Showing ample mood and a knack for satisfying builds, Hotspit’s CC is firmly recommended.

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