Dark Dazey – “Gong Song”


“Gong Song” is a captivating psych-rock single from Los Angeles-based band Dark Dazey, who describe the effort as an “explosive journey through metaphysical space.” The spirit of their acclaimed live performances is captured in studio form, showcasing the riveting, hypnotic sound to anticipate on their forthcoming album.

The track evolves with a dynamic, climatic allure. Debonair spoken-word and eerie croons play interchangeably, culminating in a ghostly swell and dexterous percussive fill — launching into a blast of distorted guitars, full of sweltering vigor. The mid-point sees a chilled-out vocal procession amidst the thumping rhythms and prickly bass line, driving into another exhilarating guitar-fronted turn. “Gong Song” is an addictive dose of psych-rock charisma from Dark Dazey.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Psychedelic Rock.

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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