milkspiller – “Wage Theft”


Philadelphia-based act milkspiller kick off their debut EP with “Wage Theft,” gripping with a confident rock sound that swells into whirring, invigorating distortion and anthemic vocals.

Erin Taylor’s dynamic vocals balance dreamy immersion and soaring captivation throughout, the latter being first evident following the one-minute turn. The moody guitar twangs and culminating passion show shades of Sleater-Kinney, The Wrens, and other ’90s alt-rock favorites. “Wage Theft” and the preserver EP in general showcase a strong sound from milkspiller.

Stream the band’s EP, which they recorded in a rowhome in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia:

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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