CLUB ORO – “mailer daemon”


Serene pop and buzzingly dark haunts alike stir throughout “mailer daemon,” the latest from Glendale-based quartet CLUB ORO. Debonair vocals and a bass-heavy pulse find chilling accompaniment in spacey synths, with the “when you’re alone,” segment bringing forth a climactic backing buzzing.

The track’s effervescent hook — “when you’re alone and you turn your head,” — dazzles with its twinkling keys and uptick in vocal vibrancy. “mailer daemon” thoroughly consumes in its variation between dark pop momentum and culminating glistening beauty, replay-inducing in its brighter pursuits. “mailer daemon” emphasizes CLUB ORO’s knack for structural versatility and inventive earworms.

The band elaborates on the track:

“mailer daemon underscores the cognitive dissonance that erupts from having a tumultuous and overwhelming relationship with your inner critic. the song is written from the perspective of both the self and the inner critic, in conflict and harmony with one another.”

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