hangouts. – “No Money, Drugs”


Wisconsin-based duo hangouts. charm on their new single “No Money, Drugs,” a dazed and twangy success birthed from a “spontaneous jam” in “the 420 lounge.”

“I’m not saying it’s right, but sometimes…” the vocals let out during the memorable central hook, uplifted by a soaring vocal whimsy with title-touting engrossment. A deeper-toned, conversational punctuation follows into a serene guitar solo. The diverse vocal showings, from debonair commiseration to higher-pitched ascension, consumes alongside the jangly guitar hypnotics.

The band describe the release as “a tongue and cheek song about how the stress of $$ (or lack there of) creates the need for medication, legal and illegal.”

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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