Matthew And The Arrogant Sea – “Webs”


A catchy rocker from Texas-based band Matthew And The Arrogant Sea, “Webs” enamors with a familiar, replay-inducing charm. The steady guitar-led playfulness conjures a Parklife-era Blur nostalgia, building into a satiating “I keep spinning my webs,” central hook. Approaching the two-minute turn, a buzzing synth character provides superb melodic accompaniment to the rock-minded composure, echoing a sort of throwback new-wave infectiousness.

In existence and touring since 2001, Matthew And The Arrogant Sea continue to impress with their hooky sound. The band was featured with previous tracks, 2018’s “Swedish Death Metal Cassette” and last year’s “D F K.” “Webs” engages from the get-go with swift guitars and lyrics that get “deep to the heart of everything.” The ensuing hook and synth-minded bridge further compel, cementing the track’s addictive status.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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