The Mobros – “New Sensations”


The triumphant “New Sensations” launches into a spirited, hooky rock sound, courtesy of Charleston-based act The Mobros. Led by brothers Patrick and Kelly, the band shows an anthemic and stirring production, with its bursting guitars and soaring vocals sounding like a revved-up The Shins.

“It’s a new sensation!” the vocals exclaim at the chorus’ conclusion, with heavy guitar pulses complementing a climactic sequence into a resonating mid-point. “I should be more grateful in my life,” the vocals let out during a brief scaling-back, exuding a psych-friendly energy prior to the energized rock sound’s re-emergence.

Patrick elaborates on the track:

“I wanted to create a large soundscape for this song and make it somewhat reminiscent of power rock 80s super hero sound track’s ala Last Action Hero or 80s Flash and also use that style to be somewhat satirical with the lyrics. The song starts by saying “We are the heroes of our time,” and it is slightly tongue and cheek but the idea is that the people who are the leaders among us and the “heroes” we are effected by the new age and even so less connected and less present and aware and more distracted, as if to say the new “villain” is less a physical threat, but more existential, omniscient and slower to the kill.” For fans of The Shins, Fontaines D.C., Wet Leg , The Strokes. Thanks for your time.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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