Joytrip – “Taken Aback”


“Taken Aback” is a suavely melodic track from Iowa City-based band Joytrip. The “I’m taken aback,” peppy vocal underlying stirs alongside the debonair lead. A swift rhythm guitar and accompanying twangs surround these various vocal layers with infectious appeal. “Taken Aback” stirs with its enthused, funk-tinged rhythmic underlying and alluring vocal dichotomies, kicking off the band’s new EP, Mr. Time and the Joyful Ploys, in quality form.

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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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