The Pulltops – “Better Life”


“Better Life” is a riveting rock single from Milwaukee-based band The Pulltops, from their new EP, Between The Lines. Per the band, “Better Life” captures “the frustrations of trying to find your place in life and the things that make you happy when you are surrounded by all of the trappings of modern life.”

“Better Life” builds with an eclectic charm, from electro-touched dark city streets to an upfront rock passion. The track initially explores an understated, nocturnal soundscape. Industrial synth pulses complement vocals that “step out of the shadows, slip away from the city streets,” in their solemn delivery. Icy synth accompaniments during the “I keep drifting,” bridge consumes with its dreamy immersion. The ensuing section invigorates with a raucous, impassioned vocal performance that yearns for a “better life.”

“Better Life” is another memorable showing from The Pulltops, previously impressing with tracks “Destination” and “Poison the Well.”

Stream the Between The Lines EP in full, below. “All of the songs have the underlying theme of personal growth, the struggles we face in life, and the continued search to find your place in this world,” The Pulltops say about the EP.

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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