The first single from their debut album, “(basking }} baking)” comes from New York-based artist PFFU. Slabs of guitar distortion complement a vocal nonchalance, exuding a debonair ’90s rock nostalgia. Whirring distortion and a soaring vocal dreaminess lead in the magnetic chorus, with a shoegaze-friendly appeal. “(basking }} baking)” feels like a pleasurable sonic journey through nostalgic rock touching stones, particularly hearkening to early ’90s alt-rock, grunge, and shoegaze.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.