A murky post-punk styling consumes throughout “You Should Move On,” the new track from Midnight Psychic, a project formed in 2022 by Connecticut-based musicians Jayson Munro and George Moore. They provide an enjoyable description of their sound, as “goth rock inspired by abandoned shopping malls, clown paintings and window blinds.”
The moody, clanging bass line came first to the duo as they wrote the effort, and in stylistic form serves as a driving force throughout. Hazy synth injections and reflective guitar lines unfold steadily, as the vocals decisively declare “you should move on,” into a more soaring “monstrosity,” sequence. Aesthetically bearing a likeness to acts like The Chameleons UK and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “You Should Move On” is a brooding, stylish success from Midnight Psychic.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Post-Punk.