Rat Spa – “Hideout 1137”


A blissfully serene track with psych-pop inclinations, “Hideout 1137” is the stellar debut single from Rat Spa, a project based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A mellow bass line and bouncy keys complement the vocal lead, tonally laid-back in leading to the fluttering acoustics and keys past the one-minute mark. Chirpy audible effects intermingle with shifty vocal sequencing past he mid-point, as later sonic assortments of a rooster crowing and birds chirping lend to the eerily hypnotic feeling. “Hideout 1137” touts considerable atmospheric and psychedelic allure from Rat Spa, who also recently released the track “Smokes.”

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