Graffiti Welfare – ‘Revolving Shores’


Touting a hypnotic sound spanning from psych-rock and ambient electronica, Revolving Shores is the new album from Denver-based artist Graffiti Welfare.

Over five years in the making, the album plays like an emotional unveiling. The cover features the artist’s late grandmother, Mema, and oldest brother, with the album emerging as “creative therapy for anxiety, loss, and finishing grad school,” per Graffiti Welfare.

“Synesthesia” enjoyably represents the artist’s intoxicating sound. Roaring guitar distortion interchanges with pulsing synth effects, the former representative in the two-minute turn. Another highlight, “To Be It (ft. Alan Watts),” emits a creative and spacious synth-driven vibe; the lush synth entrancement complements Watt’s vocal samples with a delightfully airy allure. “Seashell” evolves from percussive bustling into spacey synth reflections, playing as a wholly satiating closer on this impressive and atmospheric album.

Stream the album, below:

“Synesthesia” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 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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