Meadow Argus – ‘Dancing Through A Slow Apocalypse’ EP


Photo by James Stevenson. Edited by Harry Stranger.

Dancing Through A Slow Apocalypse is a new EP from Australian act Meadow Argus, the project of musician Jevan Cole. Strutting an inventive and psychedelic vein of folk and rock, the project enamors throughout the EP, whose themes “address the very personal issues that we were all forced to face during this time,” per Cole, referring to COVID and lockdown.

There’s a tactful, atmospheric production apparent throughout the EP, even as each track shows a remarkably unique personalities. Standout “No Company” weaves buzzing synths around Annie Peterson’s riveting vocals, echoing ’80s synth-pop and post-punk nostalgia. Shimmering guitar jangles enter in the second half, adding further to the track’s entrancing production. Following the twinkling Kraut-rock feeling of opener “Is That You,” “No Company” decisively showcases the hooky variety ahead.

Captivating with its swaying guitar-laden hypnotics, “Sweetgrass” is exemplary of the project’s more psych-rock leaning routes. Ellie Dalton’s serene vocals mesh wonderfully with gentle guitar twangs, culminating in a dreamy chorus that lyrically and musically emphasizes a tender charm. Full of succeeding electronic experiments and balmy rock engrossment alike, Dancing Through A Slow Apocalypse is a stellar EP from Meadow Argus.

“No Company” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

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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