King In Yellow – “Spirit Shift”


An existentialist rock anthem with shades of prime The Pixies, “Spirit Shift” is a stellar single from King In Yellow. Hailing from upstate New York, the band excels with crafting a momentum-filled vigor.

The title-touting refrain makes for a blistering, commanding impact alongside sludgy guitar tones and steady rhythmic underlying. The vocals balance suave spoken-word inflections with raucous invigoration, the “body’s a vessel,” repetition rising into the “blood,” outpouring as post-punk guitars emanate. “Spirit Shift” is a fervent, memorable showcase from this talented act.

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