COMBSY – “Melody Calls”


“Melody Calls” is a new track from Tulsa-based quartet COMBSY, representing the first single from their upcoming album, Neon Eyes. Nocturnal synth glimpses guide into twangy guitar affections, with the vocals asking “have you gone off the deep end?” with chilling concern.

There are fond similarities to Radiohead in the creaky guitar-based initial unveiling. The subsequent expanse into the “feel it,” vocal remarks and buzzing synth underlying makes for a replay-inducing impact. Eerie vocal stylings and lonesome guitar tones also bear a stirring reminiscence to Wild Beasts. From the rousing central hook to the atmospheric guitar/synth interplay in the final minute, “Melody Calls” is a stirring success from COMBSY.

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