Lipstk – “Six More Miles”


An emotional, dreamy rock composure engages throughout “Six More Miles,” a track released today from Columbus, Ohio-based band Lipstk.

Understated guitar twangs and reflective vocals ascend quickly into a soaring engrossment, diversifying frequently between lusher contemplation and “you make me blue,” emotive escalations. There’s a ’90s alt-rock quality to the vulnerable vocal tones and caressing guitar twangs, showing a tendency to evolve into more expansive outpouring, particularly at the two-minute turn as the dreamy vocals enamor. The band notes inspirations such as Villegerrr, Merce Lemon, Boy Genius, and Big Thief.

The artist elaborates on the track’s creative process:

“Lyrically, it was initially intended to be a country western version of Romeo and Juliet. The words came while watching a documentary about Hank Williams, but when I sat down with the guitar it took an entirely different turn. Although fictional and dramatic, i have plenty of heart break experience of my own to dip into. It was quite a cathartic process writing and recording this song.”

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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