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.