Dear Banshee – “Greed”


An escalating alt-rock sound compels throughout “Greed,” the latest track from San Francisco-based quintet Dear Banshee. The steadily unfolding vocal presence corresponds with the guitar work in intensity; an understated presence enamors alongside steadily hypnotic guitar repetition, escalating with a sweltering croon as further distortion invigorates.

The Radiohead/Thom Yorke reminiscence is evident in more ways than one, from the vocal tone to the guitar-laden builds and brassy art-rock hints. Stream the band’s second album, Wake of Modern Life:

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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