Blenko – “Through Your Teeth”


Ruminating on life’s evolving complexities during uniquely grim eras, “Through Your Teeth” is a resonating single from Blenko, a project from Becky Blenko. The former frontwoman for the band Anna’s Bones, Blenko marks her solo debut with this standout track.

“We are living in isolating times,” Blenko sings, following yearning for a time when her biggest worry was “drinking too much coffee.” Looking back to simpler times can feel like an antidote to a hectic, overwhelming present, and this is firmly captured.

The “isolated,” sequence resonates in its apt portrayal of society, and how lack of connection can result in a bundle of anxiety and consequential longing for the past. Debonair vocals and poignant societal perceptions stir alongside a tight, melodic rock arsenal.

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