Gavin Sultan – “Polyester Lies”


NYC artist Gavin Sultan delivers a sweltering rock appeal on “Polyester Lies,” a suavely captivating new single that pleads the importance of living a more meaningful life — particularly amongst “geezers” with a glum, repetitious daily cycle. The exciting single was produced with Jasper Harris (Quarters of Change) and Rowan Martin (Paper Lady).

The debonair first half features a confident vocal stride amidst buzzing guitars, reflecting a familiar, blues-touched rock rousing. The second half showcases Sultan’s atmospheric talents, meshing blistering guitar distortion with brassy additions into a final vocal plea. “Geezer, why don’t you drop the act?” he asks into the riveting conclusion.

Psychedelic and blues rock tinges appear with cohesive immersion throughout the track’s production, excelling from initial understatement into the brass-touched emotional depth in the second half. “Polyester Lies” is a thorough success from Gavin Sultan.

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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