Fake Dad – “New Machines”

Photo Credit: Raney Peterson

Brooklyn-based duo Fake Dad dazzle with a hooky pop allure throughout “New Machines,” capturing “the experience of younger generations who have grown up in a world characterized by tragedy and fear.” A funky rhythmic underlying complements punchy guitar pulses and hazy synths, the latter consuming during a spoken-word feeling approaching the two-minute turn.

The track’s majority duration melds this understated percussive funk and mellow guitars with Andrea De Varona’s enamoring vocals, standing out especially in the second minute with the dynamic showing; the carefree breeziness of the title-touting hook evolves into the aforementioned synth-pop feeling, seamlessly shifting from one to the other. De Varona and Josh Ford thoroughly impress with this pop gem, following up the acclaimed single “Painkiller.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 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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