DECEITS – “Every Promise”


Los Angeles-based band DECEITS showcase their bustling post-punk vigor on “Every Promise,” the second single from their forthcoming debut album. Per the band, the track “tells a story about love and loss, with the sharp realization that you only have yourself to blame.”

Moody guitars quickly move into a reverberating rhythmic accompaniment; the steady bass line and nocturnal guitar lines concoct ample ’80s post-punk nostalgia. The vocals exude a charismatic energy, particularly upon the escalated “for every rose I meant for you,” passion; this delivery alongside the heavy rhythmic pushes and atmospheric guitars fondly recalls one of the act’s chief influences: The Cure, and particularly their early ’80s era. This stylish success has us excited for DECEITS’ upcoming debut album.

Artwork & Design by Kevin Kyoto. Logo by Sean McCormack.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Post-Punk.

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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