Toy Dinosaur – “Before it Ends”


“Before it Ends” is the latest single from Toy Dinosaur, the duo of Joshua Batstone and Brian Bob Young. Gentle acoustics and jangly guitars complement vocals that express holding onto the past, while acknowledging that “everyone needs someone every now and then, before it ends.”

An ensuing vocal rise plays with invigoration, exuding a sound fondly reminiscent of The Replacements. A twangy guitar emphasis in the final minute gears into a lush, harmonious outro, capping off this stellar track in satiating form.

Look for the duo’s sophomore album to release this spring.

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