Pseudonym – “Tell Me”


“Tell Me” excels with a melodic power-pop vigor, complements of San Francisco-based project Pseudonym, fronted by Paul Desjarlais. Bursting quickly with twangy guitar delights and a steady acoustical backbone, Desjarlais’ vocals exude a chilled-out demeanor before ascending accordingly — “why’d you keep it inside?” The punctuating “just tell my why,” plays with an entrancingly yearning quality. Sounding parts Smith Westerns and Teenage Fanclub, “Tell Me” is a surefire highlight from Pseudonym, off the quality new album Before The Monsters Came.

Stream Before The Monsters Came in full below:

“Tell Me” 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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