Jeff From Work – ‘Overtime’ EP

Overtime is the recent EP from Los Angeles-based band Jeff From Work, whose eclectic tonal range spans from contemplative shoegaze-inspired textures to invigorating hard-rock ardency. The melodic, impassioned sound is complemented by a lyrical perspective depicting the “oddities of the human experience.”

We’re excited to premiere the video (above) for EP track “Stand Up,” one of its many highlights. A coming-of-age story, with aspirations for better times as the age of youth concludes, “Stand Up” rouses in its excitably creeping rock appeal. Jumpy bass and trickling guitars escalate into a vocal presence yearning to break through walls, after having their backs against it. The loss of control conveyed in the climactic bridge culminates in the “I wanna break away!” invigoration. This is a wholly gripping effort, complemented by a music video whose nocturnal, neon colors flourish with psychedelic enamoring.

The EP is full of highlights beyond, spanning from the funky, jam-friendly opener “Why You Drippin Red” to the heavy-rock commiserations within “All My Friends Are Dead.” The concluding “Fever” is a particular highlight, compelling as dreamy keys and bass immerse at the thre-minute turn — a finalizing showcase of the band’s knack for structural and tonal dynamics. Overtime is a firm success via Jeff From Work.

“Stand Up” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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