Outerloop – “huracán”


Released today from Washington, D.C.-based band Outerloop, “huracán” showcases a darkly riveting rock sound — enamoring in both nocturnal post-punk contemplation and heavier guitar-based onslaughts. The project is led by the captivating vocal presence of Taisha Estrada and diverse guitar tones from Dan Potter.

Heavy guitar pulses evolve into a dexterous vocal delivery, exuding a heightened pace into the darkening invigoration. “You have 30 days!” the vocals declare with a menacing angst. The multi-lingual delivery compels with its range, as does the diversity between heavier guitar distortion and more debonair post-punk inclinations, sitting enjoyably between the “30 days!” exultation.

Estrada’s powerful, dynamic vocals pair engrossingly with Potter’s ardent guitar work, showing precisely why the band’s live shows receive ample praise; the energy here is palpable, even in this studio effort. The band is celebrating this single’s release with a 3-day run of shows through Virginia and D.C., so be sure to check them out!

This 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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