Zombie Mañana – “On Sundays We Chase the Sunset”


The colorfully hypnotic “On Sundays We Chase the Sunset” is a melodic delight from Chicago-based band Zombie Mañana. Fronted by Danny Biggins, the project touts a knack for riveting hooks and eclectic stylistic reach; this particular track traverses aspects of rock, reggae, and hip hop throughout its psych-pop exterior.

From its spacey synth pulses to its stirring string-laden escalation in the second half, “On Sundays We Chase the Sunset” is thoroughly captivating. The first title-referencing hook signals a synth-y arpeggio, escalating into a similar refrain that consumes. Following a more spoken-word vocal fervor, the track builds to a chamber-pop majesty; the climactic, cinematic strings swell amidst powerful vocals and satiating percussion, driving to a gripping conclusion fitting for this excellent track.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Psychedelic.

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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