Charley Horse – “Locket”


Austin-based act Charley Horse show nicely again with the track “Locket,” described by the band as “an homage to 90s/early 200s alternative rock … like if Sheryl Crow wrote a song for Pavement or Teenage Fanclub.” Impressing this past June with the track “Summer,” Charley Horse continue to showcase a strong melodic pull that deftly balances laid-back retrospection with soaring nostalgia.

Chirpy guitar tones and an enveloping bass line excel into the vocals, touting a nasally tone that fits aptly within the alt-rock/punk vein. Several melodic rises — specifically the “I can’t remember,” escalation at the track’s mid-point — make for a riveting, replay-inducing charm. The jangly “uh-huh,” sequence also stands out, helping lead into a gratifying conclusion with ghostly guitar tones. “Locket” further emphasizes Charley Horse’s catchy, nostalgic rock sound.

“Locket” represents the second single from Charley Horse’s newly released Summer EP, streaming below:

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