Chris Portka – “Cazadero”


“Cazadero” is a recent track from Oakland-based artist Chris Portka, whose prior tracks “A Candle is a Raging Fire!” and “Hey buddy, can you spare $74k / year?” showcased his idiosyncratic songwriting. “Cazadero” also fits in the rock-centric mold, with woo-ing vocal effects mingling with a suave lead, in a decisive vein that swaps suaveness/energy in a form reminiscent of Talking Heads. Described by Portka as a “rambling VU-esque rock song about my little slice of heaven on Earth found in Cazadero, California,” the fuzzy guitar swirling and addictive vocal refrains make for an entertaining result throughout.

Stream Portka’s recent album, DJPants.eth Presents: The #NFTBlues, below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ 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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