Flemish in the North – “Snow Crocs”

Photo Credits: Liam O’Conner, Christopher Davis, Everett B. DeLuca III

“Snow Crocs” is the debut single from Flemish in the North, a band from Arlington, Virginia, comprising Christopher Davis and Everett B. DeLuca III. A fuzzy bass line drives into reflective guitar-laden excitement, its energy and tone fondly reminiscent of early Arctic Monkeys. Suave vocals emerge as the rhythm section takes sole hold again, exuding a sweltering quality fitting of the blues-tinged guitar progression and rhythmic-heavy pulsations. An excitable chorus past the first minute compels further.

A deeply atmospheric shift takes hold approaching the three-minute turn, with a dark bass-driven enveloping lingering amidst jazzy percussive hints and atmospheric guitar strums. The build-up back into the no-frills rock urgency plays with a cohesive, seamless charm, with the loose vocal invigoration capping off “Snow Crocs” in satiating form.

Davis elaborates on the track’s creative process:

“The basis for this track came when Everett and I travelled to Northern Vermont to write and record demos that we had been workshopping. This song’s original skeleton quickly became our main priority as we saw an enormous amount of potential in the tune. We couldn’t be happier or more excited to now have this song released for our listeners to enjoy.”

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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