Finding Frances – “Lobster Screams”


A new track from rock collective Finding Frances, “Lobster Screams” struts mellow keys and guitar riffs alongside compelling contemplations on modern adulthood anxieties — specifically “on aging parents and housing scarcity,” reflected in lyrics like “I guess I better learn to see the bright side, someday I’ll own a house when mom and dad die.” A brassy enticement follows this affecting line, with funky guitar riffs enamoring during the “insurance plan,” references.

The lyrical prowess — “spent half my rent on therapy,” — feels poignant and wholly relatable throughout, set against a melodic array of catching guitars, bursting brass, and lush keys. The 8-member collective — who are gathered across 7 cities — gathers one week every summer to make a record, in the town where they all met: Bloomington, Indiana. The latest byproduct is their debut album For Flowers Yet to Bloom, releasing in August.

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