nightshades – “The Out”


Canadian band nightshades craft a caressing rock enthrallment on new single “The Out,” escalating from a quaint morning-set charm into a soaring exuberance. Mellow keys and a jazzy rhythmic background complement vocals suggesting an awakening of sorts, with the “sometimes it persuaded me,” remarking joined by chilly guitar lines. A rising vocal passion invigorates past the first minute, as glistening guitars and multiple vocal layers coalesce with a gently absorbing quality, fondly reminiscent of Grizzly Bear.

The group writes that the track was created “in a cabin in the Shuswap on a dreary January morning.” They explain: “Once breakfast was had by all, the song’s groove and structure were solidified throughout the remaining morning hours—and then recorded, live-off-the-floor by everybody that very day. It was briefly called ‘Morning Song’ for this reason.”

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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